New York, US (PANA) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken  on Thursday met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in New York on the margins of the UN General Assembly with their discussions focusing on regional and bilateral issues. A statement issued by Ned Price, Spokesman for the US State [...]
©- - 24 september 2021 - 06:09:42 - thread Politics (219 words)


New York, US (PANA) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday emphasised his country's resolve to use all appropriate tools to end the conflict in Ethiopia. These include the 17 September announcement of a new Executive Order authorising the use of financial sanctions.  A statement issued by the Spokesperson for [...]
©- - 24 september 2021 - 05:39:08 - thread Politics (352 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Belgian Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmès has reaffirmed her country's support for Libya's political process and efforts of the Government of National Unity (GNU) to achieve stability in the North African country. She made the statement during a meeting on Wednesday on the sidelines of the UN General [...]
©- - 23 september 2021 - 10:55:45 - thread Politics (311 words)


New York, US (PANA) - A meeting was held at the German mission at the United Nations in New York on Wednesday on the Libya Peace Process. The Chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed Al-Manfi, attended the meeting. Others present were US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken and the foreign minsters [...]
©- - 22 september 2021 - 21:43:42 - thread Politics (266 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday urged the United Nations to place reparations for slave trade victims on its agenda. In a delivery at the opening plenary of the High-Level Meeting on the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action [...]
©- - 22 september 2021 - 18:26:14 - thread Politics (197 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, has told the Chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed al-Manfi, that the League is committed to continue its role in supporting a comprehensive consensual settlement of the crisis in Libya. According to a statement [...]
©- - 22 september 2021 - 11:28:58 - thread Politics (404 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The respect of the timetable for the presidential and legislative elections scheduled for 24 December, is the only solution to end the crisis in Libya, said Tuesday in Rabat the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad, Nasser Bourita. The head of Moroccan [...]
©- - 21 september 2021 - 23:37:02 - thread Politics (477 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara, on Tuesday held talks with General Stephen Townsend, Commander of the US Military commandment for Africa (AFRICOM), the Ivorian presidency said in a statement. The talks focused on issues of common interest, particularly the security situation in the sub-region and the [...]
©- - 21 september 2021 - 23:02:51 - thread Politics (149 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Presidential Council Chairman Mohamed Al-Manfi on Monday met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry at his residence in New York to discuss how to work towards a comprehensive political settlement and the holding of elections on the specified date. General elections are scheduled for 24 December [...]
©- - 20 september 2021 - 18:57:06 - thread Politics (179 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A meeting in Tripoli on Wednesday between Libyan Prime Minister Abdelhamid al-Dbaiba and a high-level US delegation focused on  latest developments in the political situation in Libya. The same meeting also touched on the steps taken to implement the Libyan political roadmap as well as the challenges [...]
©- - 15 september 2021 - 18:49:33 - thread Politics (389 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Prime Minister Abdelhamid al-Dbaiba met on Wednesday in Tripoli with US State Department counsellor, Derek Chollet, on the promotion of the political process, particularly the organisation of general elections in Libya next December. He was accompanied by US Special Envoy and Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland [...]
©- - 15 september 2021 - 10:41:56 - thread Politics (189 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The vice-president of the Libyan Presidential Council, Abdallah Al-Lafi, on Tuesday held talks in Rome with the Italian minister of Foreign Affairs, Luigi Di Maio, on the latest political developments in Libya. A fast-track agenda was launched in Libya with foreign partners for the organization of the [...]
©- - 14 september 2021 - 22:23:18 - thread Politics (309 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad has "categorically denied" reports of a ban on Libyans entering Tunisia. In a statement issued on Monday, the Ministry said that "the information relayed on the ban on the entry of Libyans into Tunisia is erroneous and [...]
©- - 14 september 2021 - 12:55:03 - thread Politics (175 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Jan Kubis, has expressed the hope that Morocco will continue to support the political process in Libya. He was speaking at a joint press conference with Moroccan Foreign Minister [...]
©- - 14 september 2021 - 11:49:34 - thread Politics (669 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The embassies of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States in Libya have added their voice to that of UN Special Envoy in Libya in urging all Libyan actors to ensure fair parliamentary and presidential elections on 24 December 2021. The UN Secretary-General's Special [...]
©- - 12 september 2021 - 18:11:23 - thread Politics (581 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya and the United Kingdom have reiterated their support for national reconciliation and continuation of the ceasefire in the North African country. The Chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed Al-Manfi and the British Ambassador to Libya, Caroline Horndal,  during a meeting in Tripoli stressed the need for [...]
©- - 12 september 2021 - 17:56:52 - thread Politics (190 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, on Friday met Tunisian President Kaïs Saied in Tunis and expressed Europe's apprehensions about preservation of democracy in the North African country. Borrell said the free exercise of legislative power and the resumption of parliamentary [...]
©- - 11 september 2021 - 13:35:00 - thread Politics (345 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - US special envoy to Libya Richard Norland has reaffirmed his country's support for the efforts of the Government of National Unity (GNU) to stabilise the political, economic and security situation and pave the way for elections planned for December. Norland reaffirmed this position during his meeting with [...]
©- - 10 september 2021 - 12:53:20 - thread Politics (146 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, on Thursday started a two-day official visit to Tunisia. According to a statement issued by the EU Mission in Tunis, Mr Borrell is expected to meet the independent constitutional structures established by the 2014 Constitution, [...]
©- - 09 september 2021 - 16:16:20 - thread Politics (117 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Najla Al-Mangouch and visiting European Union High Representative Joseph Borrell have concurred on support for the country. The minister and Mr. Borrell held talks in Tripoli on Wednesday. According to Al Mangouch, the two officials agreed on several important points [...]
©- - 08 september 2021 - 18:03:40 - thread Politics (526 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The European Union's High Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and Security, Joseph Borrell, is expected to meet with officials of Libya's Government of National Unity (GNU) on Wednesday, the Delegation of European Union (EU) has announced. Mr Borrell will discuss progress in the implementation of the political roadmap, [...]
©- - 08 september 2021 - 11:16:29 - thread Politics (196 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed Al-Manfi, on Tuesday received the letters of accreditation of four new ambassadors. They are Caroline Horndahl of the United Kingdom, Michael Unmacht of the Federal Republic of Germany, Shamim Asaduzzaman of the Republic of Bangladesh and Carlos Esvedo of [...]
©- - 07 september 2021 - 17:05:14 - thread Politics (307 words)


Athens-Greece (PANA) - Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will Tuesday travel to Tunisia where he is expected to hold talks with President Kais Saied, a statement by his office said here Monday. Dendias will also meet with his Tunisian counterpart Othman Jerandi, as well as the minister of Health Ali Mrabet. Dendias' [...]
©- - 06 september 2021 - 21:11:43 - thread Politics (120 words)


Athens-Greece(PANA) - Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias Monday stressed the need to withdraw all foreign troops and paramilitary and mercenary forces from Libya. In a joint statement after his meeting with his visiting Libyan counterpart Najlah Al-Mangoush, Dendias said foreign military presence should be resolved to soon hold fair elections [...]
©- - 06 september 2021 - 21:05:40 - thread Politics (322 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African government on Monday called for the immediate release of Guinean President Alpha Condé. Special forces on Sunday seized power in a coup, arresting the 83-year-old leader and imposing an indefinite curfew in the West African country. The country’s land and air borders [...]
©- - 06 september 2021 - 13:44:48 - thread Politics (148 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Najla al-Mangouch, on Sunday discussed with the European Union (EU) Ambassador to Libya, José Antonio Sabadal, the modalities for an upcoming visit of the EU High Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and Security, Joseph Borrell, to Tripoli. During the [...]
©- - 06 september 2021 - 10:45:19 - thread Politics (196 words)


Athens-Greece (PANA) - Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias will meet with his Libyan counterpart, Nayla El Mangoush, on Monday, in Athens, a statement by his office said here Sunday. There will be a private meeting, followed by extended talks between the two delegations, it added. At the heart of the [...]
©- - 05 september 2021 - 18:04:38 - thread Politics (129 words)


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African Union (AU) has rejected accusations of lethargic handling of the crisis in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, saying its officials  have been meeting Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his Foreign Minister to urge an immediate ceasefire. “The AU cannot be accused of lethargy. Chairperson [...]
©- - 04 september 2021 - 21:45:52 - thread Politics (618 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has received the credentials of nine Ambassadors and High Commissioners including two representing the West African nations of Nigeria and Ghana. The High Commissioners are Yusuf Yunusa (Nigeria), Damptey Bediako Asare (Ghana) and William McDonald (Barbados), the Presidential Strategic Communications Unit said on [...]
©- - 02 september 2021 - 09:10:36 - thread Politics (357 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian Foreign Minister, Othman Jerandi, will Monday and Tuesday take part in a ministerial consultative meeting of Libya's neighbouring countries in Algiers, according to a statement issued by the Tunisian Foreign Ministry on Sunday. Mr. Jerandi will meet his counterparts in those countries, including the Algerian Minister [...]
©- - 29 august 2021 - 19:00:09 - thread Politics (137 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Najla al-Mangouch has welcomed Washington's position in favour of the Presidential Council and the National Unity Government and its concern for the security and stability of Libya. The minister made the remark at a meeting with US Ambassador to [...]
©- - 27 august 2021 - 16:30:33 - thread Politics (303 words)


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, also Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Thursday met with Ambassadors of Member States of the United Nations Security Council to lobby against a new attempt to introduce a Council Resolution on its disputed dam. Mr. Demeke called on the ambassadors [...]
©- - 26 august 2021 - 20:16:09 - thread Politics (349 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The Vice President of the Libyan Presidential Council, Abdallah Hussein Al-Lafi, said on Wednesday in Rabat that Morocco has always worked for a consensus among Libyans. Al-Lafi was speaking at a joint press briefing with the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad, [...]
©- - 26 august 2021 - 12:06:59 - thread Politics (276 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Moroccan Prime Minister Saad Dine El Otmani and the vice-president of the Libyan Presidential Council, Abdallah Hussein Al-Lafi, affirmed here Wednesday the strong friendly relations between their countries. According to a statement issued by the Moroccan prime minister's office, the two statesmen were speaking during a meeting [...]
©- - 25 august 2021 - 22:25:28 - thread Politics (247 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya has, by virtue of its position as current president of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), called on foreign ministers of member-states to meet on the sidelines of the Council of the League of Arab States scheduled for 7-9 September in Cairo, Egypt, to help ease [...]
©- - 25 august 2021 - 21:30:04 - thread Politics (339 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Morocco announced on Friday that it has taken note of Algeria's "unilateral decision" to server diplomatic relations with immediate effect. A statement from the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad said on Tuesday "Morocco regrets this completely unjustified but expected decision - [...]
©- - 25 august 2021 - 12:42:33 - thread Politics (180 words)


Athens, Greece (PANA) - The Greek and Tunisian Foreign Ministers, Nikos Dendias and Othman Jerandi, on Tuesday called for the strengthening of bilateral cooperation in the security and judicial fields. During a telephone conversation, the head of Greek diplomacy expressed his satisfaction with the "excellent" cooperation between the two countries in [...]
©- - 25 august 2021 - 11:33:53 - thread Politics (172 words)


Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Visiting President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday held talks with President Hakainde Hichilema during which he assured the new Zambian leader of Kenya’s commitment to the deepening of bonds of friendship, his office said. President Kenyatta said he was keen on deepening economic ties and diplomatic collaboration in [...]
©- - 24 august 2021 - 21:57:39 - thread Politics (602 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Chargé d'Affaires of the Greek Embassy in Libya, Ioannis Stamatikos, announced Tuesday that his country's embassy in Tripoli would soon start issuing visas to Libyan citizens. This followed a meeting held between the Libyan minister of Foreign Affairs of the National Unity Government, Najla Al-Mangouch, and [...]
©- - 24 august 2021 - 20:45:50 - thread Politics (237 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian President Kais Saied received Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra on Monday with a written message from his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune. During the meeting, the Tunisian president reaffirmed the "depth of relations between Tunisia and Algeria", recalling the sacrifices made by the leaders of the liberation [...]
©- - 24 august 2021 - 16:03:56 - thread Politics (293 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, revealed here Friday that his country and Spain had worked to overcome the diplomatic crisis that had recently marred relations between the two countries. King Mohammed, in an address to the nation on the 68th anniversary of the Revolution of the [...]
©- - 21 august 2021 - 15:10:20 - thread Politics (822 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya and the US have reiterated their shared commitment to hold free and fair elections in the North African country as scheduled on 24 December to meet the expectations of the people for a stable, unified and democratic country. US Special Envoy and Ambassador to Libya, Richard [...]
©- - 20 august 2021 - 10:50:48 - thread Politics (325 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Najla al-Mangouch has called on Moscow to play a greater role in supporting the peace process in Libya. In particular, the minister mentioned the departure of mercenaries and foreign fighters from the country in accordance with the Ceasefire Agreement. During [...]
©- - 19 august 2021 - 14:33:49 - thread Politics (619 words)


Washington, US (PANA) - U.S. Special Envoy and Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland visited Egypt, Turkey, and Morocco August where he met with senior officials in Cairo and Ankara, and with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita in Rabat.   The Ambassador’s travel from 10-16 August focused on the urgency of establishing the constitutional basis and [...]
©- - 17 august 2021 - 05:42:51 - thread Politics (342 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Foreign Minister of the National Unity Government Najla Al-Mangouch met here Monday with Egyptian Ambassador Tamer Mustapha to discuss the resumption of activities of the Egyptian embassy in Tripoli and consulate in Benghazi. A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the ambassador confirmed preparations [...]
©- - 16 august 2021 - 21:02:58 - thread Politics (275 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The US ambassador and special envoy for Libya, Richard Norland, said on Monday in Rabat that his country is "very grateful" for the "useful" role Morocco is playing to support the political process in Libya. "The role that Morocco plays in the region to support the political [...]
©- - 16 august 2021 - 19:25:20 - thread Politics (156 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The US embassy in Libya has announced a "successful" visit to Turkey by US special envoy and ambassador to Libya Richard Norland on 12-13 August, as part of Washington's efforts to push for parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled for December. In a tweet on Saturday, the US [...]
©- - 15 august 2021 - 06:21:45 - thread Politics (258 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Presidential Council Vice President Moussa Al-Koni on Friday had a telephone conversation with the US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Near East, Joey Hood, during which they  exchanged views on "the particularities of Libyan-American relations". The two officials are touched on the position of [...]
©- - 14 august 2021 - 18:14:15 - thread Politics (470 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed  on Friday received U.S. Deputy Security Advisor Jonathan Finer who delivered a written message from President Joe Biden, the Tunisian Presidency announced. During their meeting, the Tunisian head of state explained that "the exceptional measures he has taken are part of the application [...]
©- - 14 august 2021 - 10:06:04 - thread Politics (293 words)


Washington, DC, US (PANA) - U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman will travel to Djibouti, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates from 15-24 August, the US State Department said in a statement on Thursday. "Special Envoy Feltman will meet with senior officials in the three countries to [...]
©- - 13 august 2021 - 05:49:02 - thread Politics (255 words)