President BejiCaidEssebsi Thursday received at Carthage Palace Foreign Minister KhemaiesJhinaoui. This meeting focused on the latest developments as part of the presidential initiative for a comprehensive political settlement in Libya. They discussed also of the contacts established with the different Libyan sides and the Jhinaoui’spartecipation on the 34° regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Tunisia will chair the Arab League Council, on the Foreign Ministers’ level set for March 7 in Cairo, Egypt. Jhinaoui also will visit Baghdad on March 8-9 to strenghten bilateral relation between Tunisia and Iraq.
Egypt’s minister of foreign affairs Sameh Shoukry met with Tunisian president BejiCaid Essebsi and Algeria’s foreign affairs minister Ramtane Lamamra on Monday to continue discussions over Libya’s situation and further steps to activate the Tunisian initiative to resolve the Libyan crisis by the cooperation and coordination of the three countries. A joint statement is scheduled to be released to declare the results agreed upon in the meeting.In the trilateral ministerial meeting, Shoukry, Tunisian foreign affairs minister Khamis Al-Aghinawa, and Algerian minister of Maghreb affairs, African Union, and Arab League, AbdelkaderMessahel met and reviewed their recent communications and discussions conducted with various Libyan factions on the political scene to bridge different views. Shoukry praised the Tunisian president for his efforts to find an escape route from the current political stalemate, stressing that Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria are the most affected by Libya’s ongoing instability. He also stressed that there is an alternative to the comprehensive political solution in Libya and confirmed the rejection of any foreign interference, as well as the commitment to the restoration of stability in Libya and fighting terrorism.