Tunisia’s efforts to help solve the crisis in Libya came in for praise from UN Special Envoy to Libya Martin Kobler when he met the Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui today.
For his part, Jhinaoui underlined the importance of the UN and the international community in supporting political reconciliation in Libya.
The foreign minister told Kobler that allowing Libya to remain divided by factional fighting would only allow terrorism and organised crime to prosper. He also gave the UN envoy an overview of his country’s efforts to help find a political consensus in Libya.
Tunisia has been coordinating with Algeria, and more recently with Egypt, in attempts to bring about a solution to the Libyan crisis. At present all eyes are on Cairo where the Egyptian government is trying to bring about an deal between Presidency Council leader Faiez Serraj and Khalifa Hafter.
However, according to Algerian newspaper Echorouk, plans are already in hand for an meeting of Algerian, Tunisian and Egyptian foreign ministers next month as part of the tripartite attempt to stabilise Libya. It is expected to take place in Tunis. No date has been announced as yet.