Tunisia, Algeria deny military intervention in Libya

Published February 15th, 2016 - 09:43 GMT
Tunisian soldiers patrol the Algerian border in 2013. (AFP/Abderrazek Khlifi)
Tunisian soldiers patrol the Algerian border in 2013. (AFP/Abderrazek Khlifi)

Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs Khemaies Jhinaoui and his Algerian counterpart Ramtane Lamamra reasserted refusal of a foreign military intervention in Libya.

They called to speed up the composition of a national unity government in Tripoli to complete the establishment of the Libyan Institutions.

During a talk in Algiers, the two Ministers highlighted the convergence of views on the importance for the Libyan factions to prevail dialogue and consensus and end violence to restore peace and stability of the country and preserve its territory unity.

The talk is part of a working visit paid by Khemaies Jhinaoui, on February 13-14, in Algeria, at the invitation of his Algerian counterpart.

Jhinaoui handed over to his counterpart a written message from President Béji Caid Essebsi to Algerian  President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

An enlarged working session was held with the participation of the two countries’ delegations. The bilateral relations and means to develop them were the focus of the discussions.

The participants reviewed the achievements accomplished in Tunisia since the holding, last October, of the 20th high joint committee.

According to a statement of the Tunisian embassy in Algiers, both sides voiced their satisfaction as regards the privileged level reached by the relations binding the two countries in the service of the two brotherly peoples.

The two Ministers reiterated joint will to hoist these relations to the level of strategic partnership.  Besides, Jhinaoui underlined the need to further boost the relations of co-ordination, consultation and co-operation between Tunisia and Algeria, particularly in the economic and development fields of the border zones.

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