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Batili discusses in Algeria the latest developments in the Libyan crisis.

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Algeria, November 27, 2023 (LANA) - The Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Attaf, received, today, Monday, in Algiers, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Abdullah Batili.

The Algerian News Agency explained on its website that the meeting comes within the framework of coordination and consultation on developments on the Libyan scene.

In a press statement after the meeting, the Algerian Foreign Minister expressed Algeria's support for the efforts of the UN envoy and his continuing efforts aimed at ending the Libyan crisis.

Attaf stressed that Algeria will remain loyal to its policy and its position on the crisis that threatens the security, stability and unity of Libya and will continue its full support and full involvement in the efforts made by either the United Nations or the African Union, stressing that the UN and African tracks support each other in achieving The ultimate goal, which is to end the crisis in Libya, according to the agency.

The Algerian Foreign Minister considered that the election path, which the United Nations seeks to provide the legal and political conditions for its success as a permanent and sustainable solution to the crisis in Libya, also needs the national reconciliation path, which the African Union contributes to working to achieve as a consensus ground that brings together the Libyans, within the framework of a comprehensive national project.

Attaf stated that the consultations with Batili constituted a valuable opportunity to review the progress achieved in these two tracks, which Algeria supports directly by sharing its experiences and capabilities with the Libyan brothers and indirectly through the United Nations and the African Union, especially the High-Level African Committee, which Algeria is preparing for.

The Algerian Foreign Minister explained that he and the UN envoy welcomed the efforts made to adopt the necessary legal texts to hold elections in Libya and overcome the differences that obstruct this path, as well as the forums organized by the African Union, with the participation of all Libyan political factions, in preparation for holding an important conference for national reconciliation.

Attaf stressed that “the Libyan crisis would not have occurred without foreign military intervention and would not have lasted without the continuous external interventions that contributed to fueling the division between the Libyan brothers and complicating the efforts aimed at accompanying them towards formulating the necessary political agreements to heal the rift in the conflict,” highlighting Algeria’s complete rejection. And its call to end all forms of such interference in the Libyan scene, whether political or military.

"Attaf" stressed the necessity of addressing this issue as a priority by resorting to the resolutions adopted by the Security Council in this regard, as well as by upholding the pledges that resulted in the various international conferences, especially the first and second Berlin conferences.

For his part, Batili stressed that the United Nations needs Algeria’s experience to help the Libyans overcome the crisis they have been experiencing for several years, as it plays an important role in resolving it, considering Algeria’s experience in national reconciliation and its position as a member of the high-level African committee charged with resolving the crisis in Libya, they could be of great benefit.

The UN envoy stressed the necessity of holding elections in Libya to enable the country to have legitimate institutions, noting that the political division that Libya is experiencing now has negative repercussions, not only on peace in Libya, but also on peace and stability in neighboring countries and the Sahel countries, stressing that a solution The crisis in Libya means striving to achieve peace and stability in the entire region.