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Libyan Newswire

Vienna Plays Host to International Conference on Stability in Libya.

Vienna Plays Host to International Conference on Stability in Libya.Monday , 16-05-2016 – 18:28:00

Tripoli, 16 May 2016(Lana) Foreign Ministers of Western and Arab countries as well as senior international and regional officials are taking part in a meeting in Vienna on Monday sponsored by US and Italian foreign ministers, to discuss means of bolstering the Government of National Accord in Libya to end the conflict and stabilize the country. Senior officials were due to meet prior to the meeting under chairmanship of the US Envoy to Libya Jonathan Winer to discuss a draft statement on Libya which is expected to be endorsed. The draft, a copy of which was obtained by the Kuwaiti news agency, underscored support of the participating countries to the people of Libya and the Government of National Accord as the sole legitimate government in the country. The statement also voiced support for the Libyan people to overcome the economic and humanitarian difficulties and to confront extremist groups and trafficking. the statement praised cooperation between Libyan authorities and the European Union to dismantle criminal networks and to build capacities for the Libyan coast guard and other security apparatus. The statement indicated that the international community was prepared to reopen diplomatic missions as soon as possible, and called on the GNA to take proper measures to ensure that security measures were in place for return of diplomatic missions to Libya. =Lana=