Libya: Arab League ‘available’ to assist Libya

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Arab League is available to contribute to any Arab, regional or international initiative to restore peace to Libya, according to the Secretary General of the Arab League, Nabil al-Arabi.

Speaking at a joint news conference with Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Abdelaziz, at the headquarter of the Arab League in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, Monday evening, Mr al-Arabi also stressed the importance of the group of six Libyan neighboring countries, working with the UN special representative in Libya, to play a role in the inclusive Libyan dialogue to reach consensus on the way forward for the country.

He underlined the importance of the role being played by his special representative in Libya, Naser al-Koudwa, to better understand the situation in the country and to help forge a solution.

For his part, the Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed his delight at the visit of the Arab League envoy to Tripoli ahead of the meeting of the group of six on 13-14 July in Tunisia.

He said his country relied strongly on the Tunis meeting to contribute to efforts to resolve the Libyan crisis.

The group of six, comprising Algeria, Tunisia, Sudan, Chad, Egypt and Niger, was established in June in line with decisions reached at the 23rd African Union summit in the Equatorial Guinean capital, Malabo.