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Essebsi: Foreign interference must stop in order to hold successful elections in Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

ADDIS ABABA – Tunisia’s President, Beji Caid Essebsi, affirmed on Sunday that foreign interference must stop in order to hold successful elections in Libya.

“It is not enough to press a button to hold successful elections in Libya. We are not there yet. The responsibility lies not only with Libyans in the diversity of their formations, but with the multiplicity of foreign interference. And there are too many, Arab, African, European and others,” said Essebsi, who was speaking to media on the margins of the African Union’s 32nd summit.

“The Libyan question is not a simple matter where only one country can solve everything and immediately,” he said, adding that it’s up to the Libyan people with all its components to resolve the crisis “and we must support the inter-Libyan dialogue and any Libyan-Libyan solution.”

Essebsi met yesterday with the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Gutteres, during the AU summit.  Essebsi said he discussed with Gutteres the situation in Libya and the importance of united international community support for the implementation of the UN Action Plan for Libya.

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