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FMs of Tunisia, Algerian and Egypt call for immediate halt to fighting in Libya

Foreign ministers of Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt on Wednesday stressed the need for an immediate end to fighting in Libya.

We have agreed with Egypt and Algeria on joint efforts to resolve the crisis in Libya and to make international efforts to stop the fighting," Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui confirmed in a press statement at the end of a tripartite ministerial meeting on Libya held in the capital Tunis, where the three foreign ministers discussed ways to push the political process in the wartorn country.

"The neighboring countries of Libya reject any military solution or foreign intervention in the Libyan crisis, he said, adding that the political solution is the only way to end the crisis in Libya.

The ministers called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in Libya, stressing that reconciliation in the country should be reached without exclusion of any party.

In their joint statement issued at the conclusion of the meeting, the ministers asserted their commitment to preserving Libya's unity and territorial integrity as well as their refusal to flooding Libya with weapons and to any foreign interference in the Libyan crisis.

Also in the statement, the foreign ministers called for an immediate halt to the ongoing military operations in Libya and expressed their concern over the influx of foreign terrorists into the country.

The three countries have agreed to make further joint efforts to bridge the gap between the Libyan parties and in the United Nations Security Council to reach an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in Libya.

The foreign ministers of the three countries also agreed to hold the next meeting in Algeria on a date to be determined in consultation among themselves.

Source: International Islamic News Agency