UK Top Diplomat Supports Unified & Stable Libyan Govt

British foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made on Thursday his first visit to Libya to support efforts made for a unified and stable government in this North African country.
During his visit, Mr. Boris Johnson met Libyan Prime Minister Faiez Serraj and Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala. Talks focused on the challenges faced by Libya’s Government of National Accord and how the UK can support Libyan efforts to re-establish security, stability, and prosperity for the Libyan people
The Foreign Secretary also met Abdurrahman Swehli, President of Libya’s High State Council. In these meetings, Mr Johnson underlined the importance of Libya’s legitimate political institutions working together to break the political deadlock which is prolonging instability and the suffering of the Libyan people.
“Libya’s political and social groups need to seize the momentum offered by the welcome meeting between Prime Minister Serraj and Marshall Haftar earlier this week to set out a path towards Libyan reconciliation and unity, said the UK Foreign Secretary.
“Security, stability and prosperity can only be achieved when the country’s leaders choose to get together and work out a plan for the common benefit of the Libyan people”, he added, stressing the importance of establishing an effective governance to defeat terrorism in Libya and counter illegal migration.
The meetings in Tripoli followed talks held Wednesday in Tunis with Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui on counterterrorism cooperation, UK assistance in improving the Tunisian security situation, and boosting trade.
On his visit to Tunisia, Mr Johnson said: “It was a pleasure to visit Tunisia for the first time and to meet my counterpart for our first bilateral talks. The UK is a long term partner and friend of Tunisia and will continue to cooperate closely on security, counterterrorism and trade”.

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