By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 21 February 2015:
Sadek Al-Ghariani, who is recognised as Grand Mufti by the Libya Dawn regime but not by . . .[restrict]the House of Representatives and the government, has thanked the Algerian government for stating its unwillingness to intervene in Libya’s affairs this week.
On his official website, Ghariani went on to congratulate the Libyan people for its “wonderful and spirited” celebration of the anniversary of the revolution.
The fact that large crowds filled the streets and squares of the capital sent a powerful message to the outside, the cleric said, especially in the wake of recent events “instigated by ‘enemies of the revolution’ wanting to portray Tripoli as insecure to the international community”.
After a meeting with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said that the two countries were on the same page regarding the UN’s roadmap for finding a peaceful solution to the conflict in Libya. This implied that neither country was in favour of lifting the arms embargo for the Libyan national army.
Fearing that the airstrikes coordinated by Egypt and the Libyan government may drive elements of the terrorist groups across the border into Algeria, the Algerian Ministry of Defense (MOD) posted a statement on its website Friday assuring the public that the dividing line between the two countries was impenetrable.
“The national borders are protected by a solid shield, and units of the National People’s Army and various security forces are watching for any attempt to penetrate; we are ready to face any emergency,” the MOD said. [/restrict]