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Neighbouring Countries call for political solution in Libya

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The African Affairs Minister of Algeria, Abdelkader Messahel and the Foreign Ministers of Niger and Chad, Moussa Faki and Aichatou Kane Boulama, have stressed the importance of a government to be formed in Libya “to preserve Libya’s unity and territorial integrity and its people’s cohesion”

They said in a joint statement that once the government is formed, “with the help of the international community” they can then begin to tackle the multiple challenges they face.

The neighbouring countries to Libya have put their support behind the UN draft to form a government of National Accord, this draft should be finalised in the coming days, with the target set for the 20th of September 2015.

In other news, the High Representative of the European Union of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini said, in the scenario that Libyans succeed in shaping their government of National Accord, they will have the complete, unconditional support of the EU, she said that the EU will form a comprehensive partnership with Libya which will implement and achieve the favours of mutual benefits.

Mogherini has explained that the first issues that the EU will help Libyans tackle are, the migrant crisis and the increasing threat of terrorism. She added that the European Ministers have been working hard over the last few days on the issue of Libya, when they met to talk about illegal immigration, they mentioned Libya, and this is due to the fact that most migrants are coming by boat from the Libyan coast to the EU.

Mogherini said that the EU refused to think of any alternative plan other than the plan put forward by the United Nation Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), which is working on creating a government of National Accord in Libya.

She admitted in a press conference that the Libyan dialogue has faced many obstacles and still does, but the EU doesn’t want to talk about any failures of the UN envoy to Libya, she made it clear that the EU did its best to support Leon in Libya and will remain in support of him. Mogherini said that the EU believes that the dialogue has finally reached the last steps, and hopes that it will be successful.