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Tunis, Work of senior officials on international support to Libya was kicked off Tuesday in Tunis. The meeting aimed at helping the Government of National Accord (GNA) at all levels to respond to the aspirations of the Libyan people. The meeting co-organized by UNSMIL, and British Embassy in Libya in collaboration with Tunisian Foreign Ministry. 40 Arab and Western countries and representatives of 15 financial institutions and specialized regional and international organizations took part in the meeting. Tunisian foreign minister in an opening statement said; "Government of National Accord led by Fayez Saraj began to enjoy strong regional and international support'. Saraj government is endeavoring in earnest to restore the situation to normality and face up to the grave security, economic and humanitarian challenges awaiting it" he added. He said international support to Libya be at bilateral or multilateral levels suffers from many flaws due to inability of the consecutive Libyan governments to clearly identify their needs and priorities'. The Tunisian foreign minister went on to say; 'Support to Libya in the future should consider urgent needs of its people, taking into consideration programmed priorities of GNA and that such support should be exclusively under UN supervision. Before the meeting the Tunisian foreign minister stressed in press statement his country's rejection of the military solution in Libya, saying his country is committed to its position supporting consensus solution to end the crisis by supporting the Presidential Council of GNA in its tasks represented in restoring stability and ending suffering of the Libyan people. He said support of economic institutions in Libya is a very important factor in restoring stability in Libya, stressing in this context that settling the Libyan file relies on political and economic support to the Libyan people. The big powers recently pledged to offer financial support to the Government of National Accord, and consider supporting it militarily in the face of Daesh organization.
Source: Libyan News Agency