A Libyan Parliamentary delegation led by First Deputy Speaker, Fawzi Al-Nuwayri and Dr. Sultanah Al-Mismari met with an Algerian delegation headed by Council of the Nation Vice President, Mohamed Reda Ousahla.
The meeting took place during the 147th General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Luanda, Angola.
Discussions covered various topics including the Palestinian issue, and the situation in Gaza due to the recent aggression.
The two delegations explored opportunities for cooperation and coordination.
Libya expressed deep gratitude for Algeria’s support during the recent floods in eastern Libyan cities.
Last month, the Algerian Civil Protection Agency dispatched a rescue team to the city of Derna, in collaboration with local and international teams.
This was in response to the escalating crisis in Libya, in the wake of the destructive Mediterranean cyclone, Daniel that hit the eastern region of the country. Thousands of casualties, injuries, missing, and displaced individuals have been reported.
In a statement, the Algerian Interior Ministry articulated the decision to “rotate the current civil protection teams with new, equally specialized groups, harnessing the same resources and capabilities, to the storm-affected city.”
Images of this newly mobilized team, consisting of diverse ranks and specializations, were shared by the Algerian Civil Protection Agency. These showed the team preparing for their journey to Libya, from the Boufarik Military Airport, travelling via military aircraft.
The move to refresh the teams, according to the Algerian Interior Ministry, is “in adherence to prevailing international norms,” underscoring its commitment to “ensuring that the civil protection teams maintain their laudable humanitarian efforts with unabated vigour.”
On 10 September, a devastating storm swept through several eastern regions of Libya, notably the cities of Derna, Benghazi, Al-Bayda, Al-Marj, and Sousse. This resulted in significant destruction and led to the loss of thousands of lives, injuries, and missing individuals.