ROME – The international conference on Libya has got underway Sunday in the Italian capital Rome with a view to accelerating the formation of a national unity government in this country, following the announcement by the UN envoy for Libya of an agreement between the representatives of the Libyan rival political authorities, of Tripoli and Tobruk.that.
The conference, co-chaired by Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni and his US counterpart John Kerry, has brought together representatives of different Libyan factions, in addition to UN special envoy for Libya Martin Kobler, Arab and European ministers, representatives of permanent members of the UN Security Council, Germany, Chad, Niger, Qatar and Turkey.
Algeria is represented by Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel, who underlined, on the eve of the meeting, "the urgent need" to form a national unity government.
"Algeria will continue to support the UN process for the Libyan crisis settlement," said Messahel in his address at the Conference on Mediterranean Dialogue, held in Rome from 10 to 12 December.
"The political solution must include the urgent formation of a national unity government, representing all the Libyan people and the rapid signing of the political agreement, endorsed by the Libyan people, and the involvement of most political players, he explained.
"Today, the international community called unanimously for a national unity government in Libya," said the French minister Harlem Desir during a press briefing.
On Friday, delegations of the two Libya's rival parliaments have committed to sign the UN-sponsored agreement on Wednesday, without promising that their assemblies would ratify the agreement.