Algeria Foreign Minister Expresses Concern on Violations in Sabratha and Surman to Libya’s Foreign Minister Al-Huwaij – Al Marsad

In a phone call on Wednesday, Sabri Boukadoum, the Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, expressed his concern on the situation in Libya to Abdulhadi Ibrahim al-Huwaij, the Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

[Libya, 16 April 2020] – The two sides discussed the latest developments of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the world, the precautionary measures taken by the two countries, and ways to enhance the exchange of mutual experiences to confront this pandemic.

On the other hand, Boukadoum expressed his concern on the reports on the violations that occurred in the western cities, especially Surman and Sabratha, stressing the need for Libyans to resolve the Libyan crisis once and for all.

al-Huwaij assured his Algerian counterpart that the legitimate war waged by the Libyan armed forces aims to liberate the country from criminal and terrorist gangs that have allied with the unconstitutional Government of National Accord (GNA).

The Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation pointed out that the resurfacing of terrorists, wanted by national and international justice, in their recent attack on the innocent citizens in the cities of the West, and the release of hardcore prisoners was clear evidence of the complicity of the Sarraj government. He added that the GNA militias and gangs were aided and abetted by Turkey and its foreign mercenaries against the Libyan people. al-Huwaij asserted that they committed crimes including shelling civilian targets, such as flour warehouses in Alasaba, the field hospital and medical supplies in Tarhouna and ambulances and fuel tanks in Bani Walid.

© Al Marsad English (2020)

 

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