Algeria, UN discuss peace process in war-torn Libya

Source: Xinhua| 2017-04-27 05:24:06|Editor: yan
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ALGIERS, April 26 (Xinhua) -- Algerian Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Massahel met here on Wednesday with UN Envoy to Libya Martin Kobler in discussion of peace process in war-torn Libya.

"There's a desire among Libyan ordinary citizens and political leaders to achieve peace," Messahel told reporters following his meeting with the Kobler, who is also Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

"Libyan warrant parties detain the solution in their hands, and our role is to support and assist them without the need to interfere in their internal affairs," he noted.

Furthermore, Messahel welcomed the return of UNSMIL mission to Tripoli after more than two years absence due to chaos reining there.

For his part, Kobler hailed Algeria's "efforts in terms of supporting the process of the implementation of UN-sponsored peace agreement in Libya."

He admitted that deadlock due to some articles of the Libyan political agreement should be reviewed or changed to boost the peace process.

Kobler arrived in Algeria on Wednesday as part of a work visit to continue consultation between Algeria and the United Nations on the Libyan crisis, amid recent developments in this nation and assessing the progress of the implementation of the Libyan political accord of December 17, 2015.