On Saturday, Tunisia’s support for a solution based on dialogue and consensus to the crisis in Libya was emphasized by Tunisian Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi.
On the sidelines of an extraordinary summit of the African Union, Jerandi met on Saturday with the head of Libya’s Presidency Council, Mohamed al-Menfi, in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea.
The top diplomat said that Tunisia is ready “to stand with Libya and support it in all international events and forums so that it regains its position as an effective country that plays its full role with the rest of the countries in the region.”
For his part, expressing hope that neighboring countries and the international community will continue to support Libya in every way that will facilitate an intra-Libyan solution, al-Menfi expressed his gratitude for the Tunisian position in support of the Libyan consensus.
Two governments in Libya, namely the national unity government led by Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh and another one that was granted confidence in early March by the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, have been present in the country for more than two months.
Raising fears that the oil-rich country could slip back into a civil war, Dbeibeh has previously said he would only cede authority to a government that comes through an “elected parliament.”