An African ministerial meeting on Libya took place in New York at the invitation of the Head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohammed Menfi, in the presence of Foreign Ministers of African countries at the Security Council and those of the high-ranking African committee on Libya, in addition to the ambassador of the African Union to the UN.
The media office of the Tunisian Foreign Ministry said the meeting Friday on the sidelines of the General Assembly focused on settlement of the crisis in Libya and the upcoming elections on December 24
The participants stressed readiness to work under the African Union to support Libya in its efforts to achieve stability, reiterating the need for removing all foreign fighters and mercenaries from Libya as they pose a threat to the country and its neighbors, especially those on the coastline.
The attendees also reaffirmed the importance of cooperation and coordination among all neighboring countries of Libya as the Head of the Presidential Council presented the achievements done in the political process regarding unifying state institutions, saying neighboring countries of Libya as well as the African Union are vital for supporting the settlement tracks.
Tunisia's Foreign Minister, Othman Al-Jarandi, said his country was keen on engaging in regional and international efforts to support peaceful settlement and achieve stability in Libya, adding that the African Union's role along with that of the neighboring countries are important in supporting national reconciliation and preparing for elections.