Tunisian FM Says Foreign Intervention Complicates Libyan Crisis

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The Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Othman Jerandi, addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday

He affirmed Tunisia’s commitment to continue efforts, to help Libya’s warring parties reach a comprehensive political settlement. This would be through inclusive Libyan-led dialogue, and under the auspices of the UN.

Jerandi reiterated Tunisia’s welcome of the recent ceasefire agreement in Libya. He stressed at the same time, the danger of military escalation and foreign intervention, which further complicates the crisis. “It only deepens the suffering of the Libyan people, and threatens the security and stability of Libya, and the entire region,” Jerandi said.

The UAE’s FM, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, voiced his deep concern regarding Turkey’s military intervention in the region. “Turkish action in Libya is part of wider regional interferences in Arab affairs. These have exacerbated the humanitarian crisis, undermined efforts to reach peaceful solutions , and destabilised North Africa, the Sahel, and the Middle East,” he said.

These remarks came during a virtual address to the UN. He raised concerns over regional stability due to Turkish actions in Libya and Syria, and called for an immediate ceasefire.