TRIPOLI: Kuwait’s foreign minister Sheikh Dr Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah (left) speaks during a joint press conference with Libyan Foreign Minister Najla Al-Manqoush (right) following the opening session of an international conference aimed at supporting stability in Libya at a hotel in the capital Tripoli on Thursday. – AFP

TRIPOLI: Kuwait’s foreign minister reaffirmed his country’s unwavering and principled position based on backing Libya’s national unity authority, supporting Libya’s security and stability and fulfilling the Libyan people’s expectations. Sheikh Dr Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah made this statement during an international meeting held in Tripoli on Thursday to support Libya’s stability. Sheikh Dr Ahmad, who chairs the 156th session of the Arab ministerial council, co-chaired the meeting with Libyan Foreign Minister Najla Al-Manqoush and UN Under-Secretary for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo.

Addressing the event, Sheikh Dr Ahmad called on Libyans to give top priority to the country’s supreme interests, find peaceful solutions, decry all forms of violence, abide by relevant UN Security Council resolutions and support the action plan of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission, which was adopted in Geneva and called for pulling all mercenaries and foreign fighters and forces out of Libyan territories in a gradual and balanced way that ensures proper preparations for parliamentary and presidential elections as scheduled on December 24, 2021.

The Kuwaiti minister also reiterated that Arab countries are keen on Libya’s security and stability and that the Arab League’s Council, during its 156th ordinary session in September, approved Resolution 8675 that was adopted on September 9, 2021, at the ministerial level.

He elaborated that the resolution stressed commitment to Libya’s unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity, objection to all types of foreign interference, and total support for the new authority, including the presidential council and national unity government, in its tasks enshrined in the roadmap, leading up to parliamentary and presidential elections on December 24, 2021, backing Libya’s stability initiative and implementing UNSC Resolutions 2510, 2670 and 2571 and the outcomes of Berlin conferences.

Earlier, Sheikh Dr Ahmad held a meeting with DiCarlo in which they discussed updates on the Libyan front as well as means to support Government of National Unity so that it could ensure security and stability in Libya, and accomplish aspirations of holding the elections coming December. UN’s envoy to Libya Jan Kubis attended the meeting. – KUNA