Dushanbe, The GNA Minister of Foreign and
International Cooperation Mohamed Siala has called on the
international community to support Libya's request to exclude weapons
for fighting terrorism from the arms embargo imposed by the UN on
Such weapons are needed by the Presidency Guard and the Coastal
Guard forces to fight terrorism, Siala told the International
Conference on Combating Terrorism in the capital of Tajikistan.
The ban on arms exports to Libya under the plea of fuelling civil
war and sedition has hugely curtailed our ability to combat terrorist
actions, Siala said. 'We hope that the international community back
up our request to exclude terror-fighting arms from the embargo.
He noted that the last terror attack to hit Libya was the one
against the election commission building in the capital Tripoli in
which 16 young lives were lost, and dozens wounded.
Siala arrived in Dushanbe on Friday to attend the International
Conference on Combating Terrorism which was held in the country under
the sponsorship of the UN , the Organisation for Security and
Cooperation in Europe and the European Union.
The conference discusses security challenges facing the world and
uniting efforts to combat terrorism, and extremism and violence as
the main cause of instability in many regions of the world.
Source: Libya News Agency