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Libyan Newswire

Messahel Receives UN Secretary General’s Envoy to Libya

Minister for Maghreb and African Affairs Abdelkader Messahel has received Tuesday in Algiers the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Representative for Libya, Bernardino Leon, as part of the constant consultations between Algeria and the UN on Libya.

“The meeting is part of the constant consultations between Algeria and the United Nations. During this meeting we discussed the situation in Libya and the latest developments in the country,” Messahel told the press at the end of the audience granted to Leon.

The minister reiterated Algeria’s position, which consists in encouraging and working for “a peaceful and political solution based on an inclusive inter-Libyan dialogue, from which terrorist groups are excluded.”

In this regard, Algeria reaffirmed, through Messahel, its support to the UN process and the UN envoy’s mission for a peaceful solution in the country.

“We remain optimistic that a political solution to the Libyan crisis can be achieved through negotiation,” said Messahel, underlining the role of the UN, Algeria, neighbouring countries and the different Libyan parties that are willing to find a political solution through negotiation and dialogue.

For his part, the UN envoy to Libya emphasized the “special” relations between Algeria and the UN, adding that Algeria remains a “key player in the region.”

He said that he came to Algeria as part of his consultations with the Algerian officials at the highest level with a view to listening to their “aice” and their “enlightened vision.”

Source : Algerie Presse Service

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