25 June 2014

Libya: Marzouki and Deby Concerned About Situation in Libya, Hostilities in Mali

Photo: IRIN/Phuong Tran
Des rebelles touaregs dans le désert du Sahara

N'djamena, — President Moncef Marzouki and his Chadian counterpart Idriss Deby Itno expressed deep concern over the increasing deterioration of the situation in Libya and the hostilities in Mali.

According to a joint statement, Presidents Marzouki and Deby Itno called on the different political and social forces in Libya to urgently initiate a political settlement process, the only way to preserve Libya's peace and unity.

They also called on all parties in Mali to engage in a frank and constructive dialogue to preserve the unity and territorial integrity of this country, within the respect of the identifies of all components.

On international terrorism, of which is Africa is more and more victim, Marzouki and Deby strongly condemned this phenomenon and welcomed the mobilisation of the international community for its eradication.

The joint statement posted Tuesday on the official site of the President of the Republic of Chad, reviewed the agreements signed during this visit, particularly in the areas of tourism, handicrafts and education and the memoranda of understanding, particularly between the two countries' employers' organisations and the Tunisian Export Promotion Centre (CEPEX) and Chad's Investment and Export Agency.

At the end of Marzouki's visit to Chad, the two presidents held a press conference during which they stressed the need to strengthen bilateral co-operation.

Chad remains open to all Tunisian economic operators and businessmen by providing them with major investment and partnership opportunities, stressed Deby Itno.

Marzouki said, on is part, that he will make every diplomatic efforts to support Chad's accession to the Arab League.

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