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Interim Government calls on China to appoint its own special envoy to Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TUNIS – The Libyan Interim Government on Sunday called on China to appoint its own special envoy to Libya.

This came during a meeting between Foreign Minister of the Interim Government, Abdulhadi Lehwaij, and the Charge d’Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Libya, Wang Qimin, on the margins of the 30th Arab League summit in Tunisia.

During the meeting, Lehwaij and Qimin discussed the latest developments in Libya as well as bilateral cooperation.

Lehwaij said the appointment of a Chinese special envoy to Libya will contribute to opening up prospects for resolving the Libyan crisis.

Lehwaij also called on China to contribute through its role in the Security Council to the establishment of mechanisms for the collection and regulation of unauthorized arms at the hands of militias.

The Libyan Minister also presented a proposal for the establishment of a Libyan-Chinese Partnership Forum as a mechanism for strategic and political partnership.

For his part, the ambassador welcomed the proposals, expressing his country’s interest in finding a comprehensive and lasting solution to the Libyan crisis.

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