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Algeria pledges to develop areas along Libyan border

Algeria pledges to develop areas along Libyan border

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The development of border areas between Algeria and Libya was part of the discussions held during the last visit of Algeria’s Minister for Maghreb Affairs, Abdelkader Messahel in Tripoli.

“This visit has renewed the support of Algeria to the efforts for the recovery of peace, security and stability in Libya, and also to identify avenues for cooperation that will help to rebuild the country,” Messahel said in a radio broadcast on Monday.

The Algerian diplomat stressed the importance of both countries developing border areas once “the national unity government is installed permanently in Tripoli,” and said “the areas will serve as bridges between the two countries.”

This visit has renewed the support of Algeria to the efforts for the recovery of peace, security and stability in Libya.

Algeria will also assist Libya in a national reconciliation process.

The Algerian diplomat also disclosed that his country would be reopening their embassy in Libya soon.

Libya has been in turmoil since the 2011 uprising that ousted and killed long term ruler Muammar Gadhaffi. The jihadist Islamic State group has set up a bastion in the oil-rich country.

It further descended into chaos in August 2014 when a militia alliance overran Tripoli following fierce clashes, forcing the recognised government to flee and setting up its own administration.

Efforts by the international community to end fighting seems to be bearing fruit.

Algeria hosted several rounds of UN-brokered Libyan peace talks that helped pave the way for a December power-sharing deal under which the Government of National Accord was formed.

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