By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 15 July 2014:
Libya’s neighbouring countries have said that they are “dedicated” to helping Libya to secure its . . .[restrict]borders and drive terrorists out of the country.
In a two-day meeting in the Tunisian resort of Hammamet, ministers from, Algeria, Tunisia, Niger, Chad, Egypt and Sudan as well as representatives from the African Union and Arab League called for an end to all military operations in Libya and the launch of a national dialogue.
They also called on religious institutions in Libya and its neighbouring countries to work together to encourage moderate religious dialogue as well as for a working group of security experts to be created to improve monitoring at the borders.
Furthermore, they called on the Libyan government to develop a detailed, phased plan for the collection of the weapons which they said continued to threaten stability in Libya and its neighboring countries.
Lastly, they said that a ministerial committee of representatives from Libya’s neighbours be formed as soon as possible to meet with the Libyan government and to promote comprehensive national dialogue among Libyans.
Egypt has offered to host the next meeting during the first half of August to follow up on these recommendations.
Libya’s foreign minister, Mohamed Abdulaziz, was unable to attend and was peptised by the Libyan Chargé d’Affaires at the embassy in Tunis because with the closure of Tripoli airport he was unable to fly there. [/restrict]