Arab League to meet Monday on deteriorating security in Libya

Ahram Online , Sunday 4 Jan 2015

The Arab League is to discuss the situation in Libya in light of a recent surge of militia violence

Arab League
Arab League meeting. (Photo: Reuters)

The Arab League will hold an urgent meeting Monday afternoon to discuss the current security situation in Libya in light of a recent escalation of militia attacks all over the country.

The meeting is being held upon the urgent request of Ashour Bourashed, Libya's permanent delegate to the League, Ahram's Arabic website reported. 

Ahmed Bin Heli, deputy secretary-general of the Arab League, said the meeting will tackle serious developments in Libya amid an upsurge in violence targeting national and foreign residents as well as vital facilities such as oil tanks.

According to a source from the General Secretariat of the League, the meeting will give priority to developing mechanisms and perceptions to help the legitimate Libyan authority represented in the elected House of Representatives and the interim government.

The meeting also aims to push the various parties to engage in a national dialogue supervised by the United Nations and activate the decisions of the neighbouring countries meetings held on Libya, especially with regards to border control and control over the process of arming militias.

The meeting will be held on the level of permanent delegates and will be attended by Arab League Secretary General Nabil Al-Arabi and Arab League Special Envoy to Libya Nasser Al-Kidwa.

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