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Bin Helli to attend ministerial meeting on Libya in Algeria

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The Deputy Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ambassador Ahmed Bin Helli, headed, accompanied by delegate, to Algeria to attend the seventh ministerial meeting for Libya’s neighbors, starting Tuesday.

Among the participants, the Foreign Ministers for Egypt, Tunisia, Sudan, Algeria, Niger, Chad, as well as the representatives of regional and international organizations like the United Nations, Arab League, European and African Unions.

The meeting to discuss ongoing efforts to form the Government of National Accord (GNA), and suggested the plan by the UN envoy, Martin Kobler.

Bin Helli expressed League’s hope that the seventh meeting will be the final station in efforts to resolve the Libyan crisis.

The Middle East News Agency (MENA) quoted Bin Helli saying that “the opportunity still exists in front of Libyans to end the dialogue by signing the Shkirat agreement”. He mentioned that the meeting is of special importance as it comes after completing all aspects of consensual political agreement, reached by the former UN envoy, Bernardino Leon, and continued by the current one, Martin Kobler.

From another side, Martin Kobler met the Secretary General of the Arab League, Nabil Al-Arabi, to support the signing of political agreement as soon as possible.

Kobler said on Twitter, Sunday, that he spoke to media during his visit to the Arab League about the necessity of fighting the Islamic State (IS).

He said that it is expected that the Libyan parties would achieve the agreement on the Government of National Accord (GNA) before the end of the year, adding “I think the beginning of next year will witness the birth of unity government based on talks with Libyan factions”.