Libya: Arab FMs meet on Libyan crisis

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Arab foreign affairs ministers, under the aegis of the Council of the Arab League, are due to meet Thursday in Cairo, Egypt, to start a high-level emergency meeting on the latest developments in Libya, according to the League's Secretary General in Libya, Nasser al-Koudwa.

He said the Cairo meeting will also evaluate the implementation of the decisions taken by Arab ministers on the protection and preservation of the Arab national security and the fight against terrorism.

Al-Koudwa told a press conference here he would submit a detailed report to the Cairo meeting on the latest developments in Libya and efforts to end the conflict, particularly in the light of the escalation of the terror acts perpetrated by armed militias.

He underlined the need to back the efforts made by the United Nations to monitor the dialogue between the Libyan parties, as well as the evaluation of the efforts made by neighbouring countries and the Libyan initiatives in that respect.

The ministerial meeting, presided by the Mauritanian minister of foreign affairs, Ahmed Ould Tegueda, will also discuss the Palestinian issue after the failure of the UN Security Council to adopt the Arab resolution project to end the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory according to a precise calender.

A new round of political talks between the Libyan stakeholders, backed by the UN, opened on Wednesday in the Swiss capital, Geneva, to find a solution to the rising political and security crisis in the North African country.
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15 january 2015 14:23:30

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