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ALGIERS, Dec 16 — Stability in Mali and Libya will strengthen the fight against terrorism, says the Algerian Minister for Maghreb and African Affairs, Abdelkader Messahel.
Stability in Libya and Mali is vital as it helps to combat terrorism, he said following talks here Monday with the visiting Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Ignacio Rubio Ybanez. “The instability in Mali and Libya strengthens (terrorist) movements active in the region,” added Messahe.
He underlined the convergence of views of Algeria and Spain regarding the political solution of the Libyan crisis which depends on political dialogue involving all concerned Libyan parties which approve dialogue, except the terrorist movements listed by the United Nations.
“Libya is going through very difficult times. It is necessary that all energies are being implemented for the stability of this country,” he said. “We stressed the importance of the efforts of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Bernardino Leon, and bordering countries,” he added.
Regarding Mali, Messahel said that Algeria and Spain agreed on the need for a “comprehensive” solution to the crisis in this country to preserve its territorial integrity.