UN, Algeria discuss dangers facing violence-ridden Libya

Special representative and head of UN Support Mission in Libya Martin Kobler discussed on Monday with Algerian officials in Algiers the progress of the political process and the security situation in the violence-ridden Libya.
Following his meeting with Algerian Minister for Maghreb Affairs, the African Union and the Arab League, Abdelakader Messahel, the UN official told reporters that “Libya has a wide and vulnerable borderline that could lead to the emergence of illegal security situation due to the political and military vacancy in the country.”
Kobler warned that Libya is facing booming threats from the Islamic State (IS) militant group, which gaining ground amid deterioration of humanitarian and financial situations.
Kobler noted that his talks with Messahel included the political process and ways to push forward the freshly established government that was announced in mid January in Tunis, capital of Tunisia.
For his part, the Algerian minister said his country has always been a supporter for Libya’s political process, while the national unity government should be inclusive, adding that a strong government could prevent the spread of terrorism.

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