Tunisia's President to US Congress delegation: We're following Libya's status quo closely

Tunisia's President to US Congress delegation: We're following Libya's status quo closely

April 21, 2019 - 22:15
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The President of Tunisia, Beji Caid Essebsi, said his country is following closely the latest escalation in Libya and its ramifications in Tunisia and the whole region.

Essebsi added in a meeting with US Congress delegation on Saturday that his country is working on urging Libyans to look for the greater good of their country and stay committed to the UN-led dialogue and political process.

He also said that Tunisia is looking for a comprehensive political settlement that preserves Libya's unity and stability.

In the meantime, US stance on the current Khalifa Haftar's offensive on Tripoli has saw some inconsistencies as the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described Haftar's forces as militias and called on them to return to the political process, the White House said last Friday that US President Donald Trump called Haftar and spoke of America's support for "Haftar's efforts of fighting terrorism."

This was also manifested in the US veto, shared with Russia, against the UK-drafted resolution at the UN Security Council calling for immediate ceasefire and return of forces to their previous positions.