Libyan Minister of Justice, Halima Ibrahim discussed with the Tunisian Ambassador to Libya, Al-Asaad Al-Ajili prospects for cooperation in the judicial and legal fields.
The two sides “reviewed mechanisms for unifying efforts for further convergence, providing support and assistance, and exchanging experiences in a way that contributes and enhances the interest of the two countries.”
Last month, Tunisian Foreign Minister, Othman Jerandi affirmed his “continued support for all initiatives aim to get out of the current political deadlock, and hold the long-delayed elections as soon as possible.”
Jerandi made his comments during a meeting with the Head of Libya’s Presidential Council, Mohamed Al-Mnifi on the sidelines of the Arab ministerial consultative meeting in Tripoli.
The FM said that his participation in the meeting “comes as part of Tunis’ support for Libya’s Foreign Ministry to carry out its role, and affirm Libya’s Arab role despite the challenges.”
During the meeting, which was attended by Libyan FM, Najla Al-Mangoush, Jerandi conveyed the greetings of Tunisian President, Kais Saied and his desire to “promote stability in Libya and see the country restore its role.”
He also appreciated Presidential Council’s “pivotal role in achieving national reconciliation, which constitutes the first major step for bridging the rift among the Libyan parties, and reuniting the people.”
Libya has been in chaos since a NATO-backed uprising toppled longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The county has for years been split between rival administrations, each backed by rogue militias and foreign governments.
The current stalemate grew out of the failure to hold elections in December, and the refusal of Prime Minister Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba, who is leading the transitional government, to step down. In response, the country’s eastern-based Parliament appointed a rival Prime Minister, Fathi Bashagha, who has for months sought to install his government in Tripoli.