Arab League Secretary General heads to Brussels Tuesday for the Libya Quartet meeting

Ahram Online , Monday 22 May 2017

The Secretary General  of the Arab Legue, Ahmed Abo El-Gheit, heads to Brussels on Tuesday, to participate in the Libya Quartet meeting, news agency MENA reports.

The meeting is set to cover the latest developments in Libya, especially the tensions in the capital, and the deadly attack on Burak Al-Sahty air base in southern Libya, Abo El-Gheit's spokesperson Mahmoud Afify said.

The meeting also aims to continue coordination and consultancy between the Arab League, United Nations, European Union, and the African Union, around developments in Libya.

Discussions will consider joint action on Libya's political process as it plans to resume the implementation of the Skhirat Agreement.

The agreement was signed in Morocco in December 2015 and mandates the reaching of a peaceful transition of power in Libya and the establishment of a national unity government.

The Quartet group is expected to confirm their position on support for counterterrorism operations in Libya, their rejection to armed military or foreign military interventions, and the importance of the political process in reaching solutions, in accordance with the Skhirat Agreement.

The meeting is hosted by Federica Mogherini, the high representative of the European External Action Service, a European Union body.

It will be attended by Martin Kobler, the special representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN support mission in Libya, as well as Jakaya Kikwete , the African Union's high representative for Libya.

This will be the second meeting of the Libya Quartet, following a meeting hosted by the League of Arab States in Cairo on 18 March 2017. 

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