The Address | Benghazi – Libya
ALGIERS – Algeria is ready to host Libyan dialogue in order to reach a peaceful solution to the ongoing year-long conflict in Tripoli, Algeria’s Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum said.
In a message to mark the 57th anniversary of the founding of the African Union, Boukadoum said that the developments in Libya in recent weeks “confirm the conflicting regional and international agendas that seem to agree only to keep Libya in chaos; a scene of proxy wars and a stage for settling scores, all of which at the expense of the blood of the Libyan people.”
He pointed out that the large flow of arms towards Libya, in a “blatant violation” of international resolutions, “not only fueled the flames of civil war, but also contributed to arming terrorist groups that have become a threat to the security of the region, and hinder the path of a political settlement to this crisis.”
The Algerian Foreign Minister called for de-escalation and a return to the political track to resolve the Libyan crisis, calling on neighboring countries and the African Union to play a pivotal role in the international process to settle the Libyan crisis.