By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 14 September 2014:
Representatives from Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Chad, Niger and Sudan have arrived in . . .[restrict]Tobruk where they met with officials from the House of Representatives.
The meeting, while addressing security matters, also laid the foundations for a second gathering of the eight countries’ foreign ministers in Tobruk in the near future, the Libyan News Agency LANA reported. The meeting was planned when the neighbouring nations met in Cairo last month in a bid to contain the current crisis.
The delegates met with the President of the House of Representatives, Ageela Saleh Issa, to discuss the most recent developments in the country and to confirm their support for Libya.
Speaking at a summary press conference today, the Egyptian Assistant Foreign Minister, Badr El-Din Zayed, told reporters that the need for a comprehensive disarmament of armed groups was paramount. “The sabotage in Libya must stop,” he was quoted as saying by the Egyptian daily Al-Youm Al-Saba.
El-Din, Egyptian Ambassador to Tripoli Mohamed Abu Bakr, Algerian Ambassador to Cairo Nazir Arboua and diplomatic officials from Tunisia, Chad, Niger and Sudan took part in the meetings in Tobruk.
In Cairo, United States Secretary of State John Kerry met with the Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri where the two men said their two countries would do their utmost to support Libya and the legitimate House of Representatives.