By Hadi Fornaji.
Tripoli, 5 December 2014:
The Khartoum summit of Libya’s six neighbouring states appears to have yielded, for now at least, . . .[restrict]the job of broking dialogue between the country’s warring parties to the Untied Nations Support Mission in Libya headed by Bernardino Leon.
Sudan’s foreign minister Ali Karti had been meeting both the government and the Hassi administration as part of his country’s own efforts to bring about peace talks.
The six foreign ministers from Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Chad and Niger met yesterday under Karti’s chairmanship. Also present was Libyan foreign minister Mohamed Al-Dairi, along with Arab League head Nabil Al-Arabi and a representative from the African Union.
Briefings after the closed-door talks made it clear that the six states reaffirmed legitimacy of the government of Abdullah Al-Thinni and the House of Representatives. But the ministers also called on all sides in the conflict to be involved in the UNSMIL dialogue. No one from the Hassi antigovernment in Tripoli was present at the Khartoum gathering.
Karti was critical of foreign parties who he said had fuelled the crisis. The meeting, he added had agree to stop the flow of arms into Libya. [/restrict]