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Libya slams Haftar’s threats to Algeria

Foreign minister of Libya Mohamed Taher Siala in the capital Tripoli, Libya [Libyan Gazette/Facbook]
Foreign minister of Libya Mohamed Taher Siala [Libyan Gazette/Facbook]

Libyan Foreign Minister, Mohamed Taher Siala, yesterday denounced the recent threats made by Brigadier General Khalifa Haftar against Algeria, local media reported.

Speaking to his Algerian counterpart, Abdelkader Messahel, Siala stressed the Libyan authorities’ commitment to establishing close relations with their neighbouring state, hailing Algiers’ “efforts” to resolve the Libyan crisis.

On Sunday, Haftar threatened to launch a war on Algeria after Algerian soldiers crossed the border. He accused the North African country of exploiting the instability in Libya.

On his part, Messahel stressed that “Algeria will continue to support Libya in reaching a political solution towards settling the crisis while maintaining its policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries.”

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