Algeria opposes Libya’s division
- 11 July 2020
The Algerian foreign minister has expressed his country's keenness on resolving the Libyan crisis through dialogue and maintaining the integrity of the country's territory, APA reports citing Anadolu.
This came in an interview conducted by Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum with Anadolu Agency on the sidelines of a meeting with his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio in Rome on Thursday.
Boukadoum said Algeria expects the “return of peace and stability as soon as possible to Libya with respect to the territorial integrity and legality as well as the free choices of the Libyans. This is what we expect and what we are working for.”
Since April 2019, warlord Khalifa Haftar's illegitimate forces have launched attacks on the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and other parts of northwestern Libya, resulting in more than 1,000 deaths, including civilian women and children.
However, the Libyan government has recently achieved significant victories, pushing Haftar's forces out of Tripoli and the strategic city of Tarhouna.