Qatar reaffirms its support for the political process in Libya supported by the United Nations
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar said that the Gulf countries support efforts to stop instability and “foreign interference” in Libya.
Qatar reiterated its support for the internationally supported political process of Libya, which aims to end the 10-year chaos and “foreign interference” in the North African country.
Qatar’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullahman Al Thani, said during a visit to the Libyan capital on Sunday: “We support the political process supported by the United Nations and hope it can maintain Libya’s territorial integrity and prevent foreign interference Its affairs.”
“Our exchanges are fruitful, especially in supporting Libya’s transition process… Qatar’s position is firm.” He told reporters together with Libyan Foreign Minister Najla al-Mangoush.
Since the new government of Libya came to power, some countries have reopened their embassies. Mangush said she hopes Doha will take action as soon as possible.
“I think I have good news,” Al Mangush added, but did not provide more details.
In the 2011 NATO-backed uprising, the downfall and killing of dictator Muammar Gaddafi plunged Libya into a bloody struggle for power.
But in October, hostile groups signed a truce and started a process led by the United Nations.
Libyan Provisional Unification Government The organization was established in March to replace two rival governments, one is the United Nations recognized government headquartered in the capital Tripoli, and the other is the eastern government allied with the rebel commander Khalifa Haftar. To lead the country to participate in the December elections.
Tripoli reported that Al Jazeera’s Malik Trana said: “Qatar has played a key role in supporting Libyans’ ambitions to become a democracy.”
Trana said that the Qatar delegation and its host country in Libya discussed ways to stabilize Libya to allow elections to be held at the end of this year.
Qatar and Turkey supported the government in western Libya, while countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Russia and Egypt supported the eastern forces.
According to the United Nations, there are still more than 20,000 foreign mercenaries and military personnel in Libya.