Saturday, 04 December 2021 11:01 GMT

Qatar working to activate cooperation with Libyan unity govt

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The State of Qatar participated in the conference of the initiative to support Libya's stability, which took place in the Libyan capital Tripoli. 

The delegation of the State of Qatar to the conference was headed by  Minister of State for Foreign Affairs H E Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi.

In the speech before the conference, Al Muraikhi  stressed  Qatar's commitment to doing everything that would lead to achieving the aspirations of the brotherly Libyan people for security, stability and prosperity. He pointed out that Qatar is working to activate cooperation with the Libyan Interim Government of national unity in various fields, and it was agreed to form joint working teams, pointing out that high-level mutual visits had recently taken place.

The Minister  explained that after years of deterioration in Libya, the past year witnessed encouraging developments that give rise to cautious optimism, adding that there was no doubt that these positive developments came as a result of the efforts made by the Libyan people with the support of the international community.

These developments led by agreeing to a ceasefire, preparing a road map, electing representatives of the interim executive authority, forming a temporary national unity government, working to unify state institutions and holding national elections. 

Al Muraikhi said that preserving those gains moving forward will no doubt lead to stability on the security, political, and economic sides. He called on all Libyan parties to place the country's interests above all else. 

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs stressed the need for the international community to continue efforts and provide support to the interim unity government in carrying out its duties of unifying state institutions, holding elections in a free, fair, comprehensive, and timely manner, and providing basic services and economic and social development for the Libyan people.

H E added that the challenges facing the Libyan government were compounded as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, the conditions of vulnerable groups, migrants and internally displaced persons, among other challenges. He expressed the State of Qatar's appreciation of the support provided by the United Nations in this regard. 

Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya H E Mohamed Al Menfi met with Minister of State for Foreign Affairs H E Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi, on the sidelines of the international ministerial conference on the initiative to support Libya's stability, which is taking place in Tripoli. 

H E the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs conveyed the greetings of Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to H E the Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya, and His Highness' wishes of good health and happiness to His Excellency, and for constant progress and prosperity for the people of Libya. 

For his part, H E the Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya entrusted H E the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs with his greetings to HH Amir, wishing His Highness health and happiness, and the State of Qatar continued progress, development, and prosperity.  The meeting dealt with reviewing bilateral cooperation, and the latest developments in Libya.



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