Algerian President saddened by attempts to arm tribes in Libya

Algerian President saddened by attempts to arm tribes in Libya

July 20, 2020 - 21:14
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Algerian President Abdelmajid Tebboune said he was saddened by attempts to arm Libyan tribes, saying it would be a very hazardous issue that could turn Libya to the scenario of Somalia.

Tebboune told reporters that he thinks that Algerian solutions for Libya could be Algerian-Tunisian efforts in a form of dialogue as military solutions won't work.

"We don't agree with individual decisions and Algeria won't be alone in making any initiative for a solution in Libya. Any solution should be passed through UN and Security Council." Tebboune remarked.

These remarks come as a comment on Egyptian President's statements in which he urged for arming Libyan tribes and for training them by the Egyptian Amy to hinder GNA forces' advance on Sirte and Jufra.

The Speaker of Libya's House of Representatives (HoR) Aqila Saleh delayed his Sunday visit to Algeria as part of difference in visions for a solution in Libya between Algeria and Egypt.

Tebboune reiterated in a meeting with Acting Head of UNSMIL Stephanie Williams in Algeria the need for a political solution and ceasefire in Libya, according to an Algerian Presidency statement.