Egypt: Arab League Scribe pleads for immediate support to Libya

Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Secretary General of the Arab League Nabil El Arabi has called for immediate assistance to Libya, after what he called insufficient Arab support for Libya's legitimate interim government.

Mr. EL Arabi's call came at the opening of Tuesday's meeting of the permanent delegates from the League's member countries here.

He said the meeting would discuss the suffering of the Libyan people, particularly in Sirte where the Islamic State has perpetrated atrocities.

''Libya’s demands are in accord with the commitments confirmed by the resolutions of the summit and the League’s Council of Ministers, particularly the Resolution 624, adopted at the last summit in Charm El Sheik, which stipulates full support for the interim government to preserve and protect Libya’s sovereignty,'' Mr. El Arabi said.

He urged the UN Security Council to establish a clear mechanism to prevent the inflow of arms to the terrorist groups in Libya, saying the Arab support to the legitimate Libyan government recognized by the international community was not sufficient.

The League's Scribe reaffirmed Libya’s right to resort to the Arab League and the UN,  saying eradicating the sources of terrorism is the responsibility of all.

On Tuesday, the Libyan community in Cairo held a demonstration in front of the headquarters of the Arab League to press for an unconditional support for Libya in its war against terrorism.
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18 august 2015 12:03:12

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