Libyan Tabu, Tuareg tribes sign peace agreement in Doha, GNC hails

Libyan Tabu, Tuareg tribes sign peace agreement in Doha, GNC hails

November 23, 2015 - 22:25
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

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Tabu and Tuareg tribes signed Monday in Doha, Qatar an inclusive peace agreement to end the fight between them.

In presence of the Qatari Deputy Foreign Minister for International Cooperation Affairs, Mohammed Ben Abdulrahman Bin Jasim Al-Thani, the Tuareg tribe’s delegate, Abu Bakr Al-Faqi and his counterpart from Tabu, Ali Sidi Adam signed the peace agreement. 

The agreement included a ceasefire and an end to armed clashes in Ubari city sending a call for the displaced to return to their houses as well as facilitating a reopening of the Ubari main road in southern-west of Libya.

“The Qatari mediation between the two tribes was officially requested by by the President of the General National Congress, Nuri Abu Sahmain.” Said the GNC member, Mahmoud Abdul Aziz.

The GNC, in a statement on Monday, hailed the agreement reached by the two tribes, pointing out that this agreement is resultant from great efforts and coordination between the 
GNC President, Abu Sahmain and Qatar’s Prince, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani.

“We hope that this agreement would pave the way for the upcoming inclusive reconciliation all over Libya, especially in the south," the GNC statement concluded.

Tribal clashes broke out between Tabu and Tuareq in September 2014, and left hundreds dead and injured.

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