Egypt: Algeria-Egypt – Convergence On Urgent Need to Implement UN Agreement in Libya

Cairo — Minister for Maghreb, African Union and Arab League Affairs Abdelkader Messahel held Thursday, in Cairo, talks with Egyptian Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Choukri where the two sides underlined the urgent need to implement the United Nations’ agreement in Libya.

During these discussions, the two sides agreed on the urgent need to fully implement the agreement of the United Nations and to speed up negotiations on the themes that will accompany this agreement to create a government of a broad national unity aimed at managing the transition phase in Libya.

This last aspect will be subject to negotiations under the aegis of the United Nations in Geneva as from August 10.

The two sides also called, in case the negotiations fail, “to define responsibilities and to impose sanctions on those who hinder the process, as recommended by the United Nations.”

This position is closely akin to that of other partners, notably Italy and the United States of America expressed in meetings between Messahel and Italian Foreign Minister and US under secretary, in Algiers and Madrid respectively.

The talks between Messahel and Choukri took place on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony of the new Suez Canal.

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