ALGERIA, UN DISCUSS COUNTERING DAESH THREAT IN LIBYA

ALGIERS, -- Visiting UN Special Envoy for Libya Martin Kobler said here on Saturday that he discussed with Algerian officials the situation in Libya and the growing threat of the terrorist group of Islamic State.

Kobler held in Algiers talks with Algerian Minister for Maghreb Affairs, the African Union and the Arab League Abdelkader Messahel over the situation in Libya.

The UN official said they discussed the fight against terrorism in this neighboring nation, and the situation in the city of Sirte which will sooner be freed from the hands of Daesh.

Kobler said Algeria is playing a positive role in the process of peace in Libya.

For his part, the Algerian minister urged Libyan warrant parties to sit around negotiation table to reach national reconciliation through the implementation of the peace agreement signed in December 2015 in Morocco.

He said another round of peace talks is due in Tunisia in the forthcoming days.

Messahel said they insist the international community should further back up peace in this neighboring nation.

Libyan protagonists reached a shaky peace accord following UN-sponsored talks held in the Moroccan resort of Skhirat in 2015, while a national unity government and a cabinet were established.

Source: Nam News Network