UAE restates support for Hafter and LNA

By Hadi Fornaji.

Tunis, 10 April 2017:

Field Marshal Khalifa hafter and Abd Dhabi Crown Pre,

Field Marshal Khalifa Hafter and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Photo: WAM)

The Libyan National Army’s success in defeating militants in Benghazi has significantly reduced the dangers from terrorism and enabled Libya to reunite and solve its problems, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said today.

The prince, who is deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed forces, was speaking during a visit to Abu Dhabi by Field Marshal Khalifa.

Expressing his appreciation for the role played by the LNA in fighting terrorism, which he called was a “disease” affecting the entire region, he spoke of the “co-ordination” between his country and Libya in fighting  terrorist organisations. He added that the UAE would continue its efforts to unite Libyans and support their efforts to combat such extremism.

The crown prince and Hafter, who is expected to remain in the UAE for several days, also discussed ways of strengthening and developing relations between the two countries.

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