Tunisian PM Renews Support for Political Settlement in Libya


On Monday, the Tunisian Prime Minister, Hichem Mechichi, renewed his country’s support for reaching a political solution in Libya, free from any external interference.

In a statement, Mechichi highlighted Tunisia’s efforts in helping Libyans reach a political settlement to the crisis in a timely manner. These efforts are meant to reduce tensions and limit their spread in the region, given their possible negative impact on neighbouring countries in particular, and on the Mediterranean space in general.

He also expressed his categorical rejection of military solutions, and all “foreign interventions.” Tunisia’s PM believes that a military approach would only serve to complicate the situation, and prolong the conflict.

Mechichi’s statements come after Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune confirmed that the Libyan crisis will be resolved only through holding elections under the auspices of the United Nations.

Tebboune said that the Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) announcement to resign is a step towards elections, pointing out that the policy of political appointment has proven its failure in Libya.

He confirmed that Algeria deals positively with any peaceful initiative to end the Libyan crisis, noting that Algiers will not allow any attempt to tamper with the security, sovereignty and unity of Libyans.
The Algerian President stressed that his country bears full responsibility for resolving the crisis in Libya.