Panafrican News Agency

Libyan FM attends Arab League ministerial consultation meeting

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Najla al-Mangouch, on Monday participated in a consultative meeting convened by Kuwait for Arab foreign ministers participating in the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, to coordinating their views during the work of this session of the world body.

Chaired by the Foreign Minister of Kuwait, President of the ordinary session of the Council of the League of Arab States, the meeting discussed the coordination on the most important issues on the agenda of the current session of the General Assembly, to ensure the greatest support for Arab issues, foremost among which is the Palestinian cause.

The meeting was attended by the Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit. 

A statement from the foreign ministry said in addition, Ms. al-Mangouch with several counterparts from other countries.

Anxious to consolidate Libya's relations with various countries of the world, Ms. al-Mangouch met with Slovenia's Foreign Minister, Enzi Lugar, on prospects of economic cooperation in various fields and the importance of strengthening diplomatic relations to serve the interests of their peoples.

She also met with her Croatian counterpart, Jordan Radman, with whom she reviewed their relations and ways to develop cooperation.

The Croatian minister expressed his country's willingness to revive relations with Libya and readiness to contribute to Libya's reconstruction programmes.

Radman also reiterated his country's support to the Presidential Council and the Government of National Unity (GNU) , praising their efforts to establish security and stability throughout Libya.

The Croatian minister expressed his aspiration to visit Libya in the near future, and invited his counterpart to visit his country.

Ms. al-Mangouch also met with the US Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland, with their discussions focusing on the latest developments in the political situation in Libya, bilateral relations and ways to develop their cooperation.

The statement said the US official expressed concern for the security and stability of the North African country, affirming US support for Libya's stability initiative announced by the government last June, and the international conference to be held to discuss this initiative on 21 October.

-0- PANA BY/JSG/BBA/MA 21Sept2021