Arab FMs reject any military intervention in Libya

CAIRO, May 28 (KUNA) — The Arab League Council, at the level of foreign ministers, on Saturday rejected any military intervention in Libya, for the “grave consequences on the country and the entire region.” A resolution taken by an extraordinary ministerial meeting at the League’s headquarters stressed that any anti-terrorism military action in Libya must come upon request from the Libyan unity government, in line with the UN Charter.
It also called for no intervention in Libya’s internal affairs- including supplying armed groups in the North African country with weapons – and urged refraining from the use of the media to incite violence or undermine the political process there. The ministerial meeting reiterated the dire need for combating terrorism, as well as supporting the Libyan army in the fight against terrorist organizations, the so-called Islamic State (IS), Al-Qaeda, and Ansar Al-Sharia, and other groups.
The ministers welcomed the fact that the Libya presidency council had started exercising powers from the capital Tripoli, forming a government in a significant step for the implementation of the items of the political agreement signed in Skhirat, Morocco, in December 2015.
They also called for providing political and moral support to the “only legitimate government” in Libya, as well as assistance for qualifying and activating the country’s security, military and civilian institutions.
Today’s meeting also stressed the necessity of commitment to the relevant UNSC resolutions, the last of which were 2259/2015 and 2278/2016, and welcomed the outcome of the Ministerial Meeting for Libya Joint Communique, Vienna May 16, and the 8th ministerial meeting of Libya’s neighboring countries held in March. (pickup previous) mfm.rg.msa

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