Dutch envoy vows to help Libya tackle political, economic crises

Source: Xinhua| 2018-11-07 05:48:31|Editor: yan
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TRIPOLI, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- The Dutch ambassador to Libya, Lars Tunmers, on Tuesday expressed The Netherlands' support to Libya to deal with the political and economic crises.

The ambassador made his remarks during a meeting with the head of the Libyan Higher Council of State, Khalid al-Meshri, in the capital Tripoli, where they discussed mutual cooperation and the current situation in Libya.

"The Head of the Council praised the positive Dutch efforts in the Libyan issue and the Dutch contribution to coordinating the first meeting between the House of Representatives and the Higher Council of State," said a statement issued by the Council's information office.

Tunmers confirmed his country's willingness to support Libya and help it get out of its economic and political crises, adding that The Netherlands will be represented at the ministerial level at the upcoming Palermo conference, the statement said.

Italy's Palermo will host a high-level international conference on the Libyan crisis on Nov. 12-13.

Despite signing a UN-sponsored peace agreement by the Libyan political parties in 2015, Libya remains politically divided between the eastern- and western-based governments, both competing for legitimacy.