Essebsi’s interview with Leaders Magazine: Tristate Summit to Resolve Libyan Crisis

President Beji Caid Essebsi said that  a tristate summit that includes Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia is being prepared to resolve the Libyan crisis.

Essebsi announced that an initiative to  set the crisis in Libya has been launched, referring to meetings of ministries of foreign affairs that will take place ahead  of the upcoming summit.

The President said during an interview with Leaders Magazine that “stability in Libya is of high importance” and that the Libyan issue  was discussed during his last meeting with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

He laid emphasis that the interest of Libya’s neighbouring countries (Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia) is represented in seeing Libya moving towards a national unity and agreement, but this does not allow these countries the right to interfere for personal agendas.

Speaking of risks resulting from the return of Tunisian jihadists from hotbed of tension in Iraq, Libya and Syria, he said: “The fact that we want the return of terrorists is a false allegation.” Essebsi asserted that he respects the Tunisian Constitution and anyone proven guilty will not enjoy freedom and will be judged.


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