UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Tunisia renewed its call to stop the flaming war in Libya, stressing the need to resolve the crisis politically and calling on all parties there to adhere to dialogue.
Tunisian Foreign Minister Khamis al-Juhainawi told a press conference on Thursday with his Libyan counterpart, Mohamed Taher Sayyala, that Tunisia is keen to help Libyans overcome their differences and seek a peaceful solution through political talks instead of military confrontations. “There is no possibility of imposing a military solution in Libya,” he said.
Al-Jihawi said Tunisia is still in contact with international actors to push for more diplomatic efforts to find a solution to the Libyan crisis and end the bloodshed, most recently last month when he met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the sidelines of the third round of strategic dialogue between Tunisia. And the United States.
He pointed out that Tunisia stands at the same distance from the various Libyan parties, and that it is not biased to any party, expressing in this context that the stability of Libya is in the interest of Tunisia, which is living a delicate phase of democratic transition and institutionalization, as he put it.
Whatever the differences between the people of the same country, he said, the political solution to the crisis must be a Libyan Libyan, adding that Tunisia is ready to take any initiative or approach to stop the fighting and that it is following up and blessing the efforts of the UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salama, to end the Libyan bleeding.
For his part, Sayala expressed his thanks to Tunisia and his appreciation for the initiative announced by the late Tunisian President, Béji Caid Essebsi, which seeks a peaceful political solution and a comprehensive settlement in Libya.
He pointed out that the only concern today is to discuss how Libya can return to its predecessor, so that Tunisia is a pillar of Libya and Libya a pillar of Tunisia, he said.
He added that Tunisia is one of the most important countries looking forward to the stability of his country and attaches great importance to the latest developments in Libya, noting that his government always consulted with the Tunisian side before preparing for any international meeting related to the Libyan crisis.
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