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Tunisia FM: Tunisia, Arab partners reject participation of terrorists and militias in the war in Libya

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TUNIS – Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui said on Thursday that Tunisia and its Arab partners reject the participation of militias and UN-designated terrorists in the war in Libya.

He made his remarks on the sidelines of a joint press conference in Carthage with his Egyptian and Algerian counterparts, who met to discuss the crisis in Libya.

He stressed that Tunisia, which was elected as a two-year member of the UN Security Council, will be keen on ensuring “the execution of all resolutions on Libya, including those related to a political settlement to the crisis and reaching a ceasefire.”

Moreover, Jhinaoui denied the existence of disputes between Tunisia, Egypt and Algeria on efforts to reach a political settlement to the conflict in Libya.

In a statement released overnight, the foreign ministers denounced “the continuous flow of weapons” and the “influx of foreign terrorist fighters” in Libya and ruled out the possibility of a military solution to the crisis.

They agreed to strengthen their cooperation in the fight against terrorism in the region.

Asharq Alawsat

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