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Tunisia FM: Libya’s stability needs democratic system

August 31, 2021 at 12:10 pm

Foreign Minister of Tunisia, Othman Jerandi in Berlin, Germany on 23 June 2021 [Thomas Imo/ Agency]

Stability in Libya needs a democratic system with Libyan references, news agencies reported Tunisian Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi saying yesterday.

In a meeting with officials from Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Niger, Chad, Sudan and the Republic of Congo, chaired by Algeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, Jerandi said: “Libya’s security and stability affords safety and stability for Tunisia.”

He added: “We have supported all the visions adopted by the Libyan brothers … The challenges are still present, mainly those related to terrorism and organised crime. This needs more joint cooperation and exchange of data.”

Referring to the “undemocratic” measures taken by Tunisian President Kais Saied on 25 July, who sacked the government and suspended the elected parliament, Jerandi said: “As we did in protecting our democratic track [in Tunisia], we are confident that our brothers in Libya are able to pass this stage and reach sustainable stability.”

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Meanwhile, he said in a press release: “It is a matter of a roadmap, we are [holding a meeting] in Algeria to review the situation in Libya and the opportunity to help Libyan brothers move towards the implementation of a roadmap and to agree on the appropriate means to achieve these objectives.”

“The neighboring countries would like Libya to regain its position and play its role in the stability of the region.”

Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the commissioner of the African Union for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Bankole Adeoye, and UN chief’s Special Envoy for Libya, Jan Kubis, also attended the meeting.