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Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia hold talks on Libyan crisis

Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia hold talks on Libyan crisis


Algerian, Egyptian and Tunisian foreign ministers met on Sunday in Tunis, Tunisia to discuss ways of ending the Libyan crisis.

The initiative proposed by Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi is meant to tackle the results of consultations the three countries will have with the Libyan rival factions to reach a convergence of views between them and lay the foundations for a consensual political solution to the crisis.

Libya is currently divided between two rival administrations: the Government of National Unity of Fayez al Sarraj that is recognised by the international community and the government controlling the eastern part of the country which supports army chief Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

Tunisia, Libya and Algeria are concerned about insecurity at their borders with Libya, which have become transit routes for jihadi groups, arm dealers and many migrants who want to reach Europe.

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