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Algeria and Italy remain convinced that the resolution of the conflict in Libya requires strengthening national reconciliation and encouraging the participation of all parties to reach a political solution, Algerian and Italian Foreign Ministers, respectively Ramtane Lamamra and Paolo Gentiloni, stressed Monday in Algiers.
At a joint press conference with his Italian counterpart, Lamamra stressed that “a large part of the meeting” between the two parties was devoted to the Libyan issue as Algeria and Italy “fully agree” on the need to promote “peaceful” and “consensual” solution.
“We fully agree on the fact that we aspire to promote a peaceful and consensual solution involving all Libyan parties, except terrorist groups identified as such by the United Nations Security Council,” assed.
Besides, Lamamra stated the efforts of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Libya and Chief of MINSUL Bernardino Leon “must be supported by all people of goodwill worldwide and in Libya in particular.”
“This is what we, Algerians and Italians, do and we will continue to keep a close contact based on regular consultations and harmonization of our joint efforts at all stages of the process,” Lamamra stressed.
For his part, the Italian Foreign Minister affirmed his country and Algeria “are convinced that there is no solution in dividing the country (Libya), no military solution, but it is necessary to encourage a process of reconciliation between the various parties.”
He said, in this regard, that Algeria and Italy “share and fully support the work of the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Libya.”
Gentiloni also noted that the results obtained by the Special Envoy of the UN for Libya were “important”, adding that Algeria and Italy “will work to help implement and enhance these results and encourage the parties which have not so far participated in the process of national reconciliation to be part of it. ”
Source : Algerie Presse Service