ALGERIA TO ATTEND MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE ON LIBYA BEGINNING MONDAY IN VIENNA

ALGIERS, -- The Algerian Minister for Maghreb, African Union (AU) and Arab League Affairs, Abdelkader Messahel, will attend a ministerial conference on Libya which beging Monday in Vienna with the aim of "straightening stabilization efforts in this country".

The Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement here Sunday that this 2nd ministerial conference on Libya, which follows on held on Dec 13, last year, in Rome, was aimed at "consolidating stabilization efforts in this country and strengthening international support to the political settlement process conducted by the United Nations in order to recover peace, security and stability".

The conference, which Messahel is participating in at the invitation of United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, will also be attended by Faiz Serradj, the President of the Libyan Presidential Council,the foreign ministers of some 20 countries and representatives of international and regional organizations, according to the statement.

Since the beginning of the crisis in Libya, Algeria, as a neighbouring country, has strongly supported this political process launched by the United Nations and has hosted -- at the request of the UN and Libyan parties -- many direct meetings between political parties and militants "to bring views between Libyan players closer, and favour a solution based on an inclusive dialogue and national reconciliation", the statement noted.

On April 20, Messahel visited Tripoli and met with the President and members of the Presidential Council and re-affirmed "Algeria's unflinching support to the Presidential Council's efforts for the restoration of peace, security and stability".

Source: Name News Network