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FM Ramtane Lamamra: There are foreign plans to use Libya as a platform to redraw international balances

Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, stated, today, Monday, that there are plans by some foreign powers to strengthen their influence in Libya and use it as a platform to redraw international balances, at the expense of the strategic interests of Libya and its neighbors.

In his speech during the opening session of the ministerial meeting of the Libyan neighboring countries, Mr. Lamamra said, “We must deal and interact with the developments of what is happening in Libya according to a proactive approach and a clear vision.”

He added that this vision should “take into account the considerations that have become preoccupying for decision-makers and public opinion in our countries alike, in light of the plans of some foreign powers seeking to enhance their influence in Libya and use it as a platform to redraw international balances, at the expense of the strategic interests of Libya and its neighbors.”

Mr. Lamamra reiterated that “the security and stability of Libya goes hand in hand with our security and stability, and its prosperity is part of our prosperity, and a stable and strong Libya will inevitably form the pillar of regional security and economic integration.”

He stated that “the group of neighboring countries of Libya remains more concerned than others with the direct repercussions resulting from the turbulent conditions in this neighboring and brotherly country, which was confirmed, unfortunately, by many of the tragic events that our countries were subjected to as a result of the lack of stability in Libya.”

The minister pointed out that “today’s meeting comes within the framework of the tireless and continuous efforts that our countries have been making, collectively and individually, to contribute to resolving the Libyan crisis, believing in the importance of the vital and pivotal role that neighboring countries should play in order to support the Libyan transitional authorities, in implementing all the benefits stipulated in the road map and holding the elections scheduled for December 24, 2021.”

Mr. Lamamra considered the presence of the Libyan Foreign Minister, Najla Al-Manqoush, in the meeting, accompanied by her participating counterparts, “an important indication of the great progress made by the political process to solve the Libyan crisis, as well as an eloquent evidence of our adherence to all of us to the need to hear Libya’s voice, and our firm conviction that resolving the crisis can only be achieved through a Libyan-Libyan track, with the support and backing of the international community, particularly the neighboring countries.”

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