Tripoli / Information Office / May 23
HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said that he is carrying a message of friendship and goodwill from HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to the brotherly Libyan people, affirming that the State of Qatar has firm stance towards the brotherly Libyan people and supports the UN-led political process in Libya.
Speaking at a joint press conference with HE Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Libya Najla El Mangoush in Tripoli today, HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs described the talks he held with the Libyan officials as fruitful, noting that the talks covered several aspects of cooperation, especially those related to supporting the transitional phase at the present time and providing the services that the Libyan people aspire to.
HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs added that an agreement has been made to form working teams to evaluate the agreements between the two countries and explore opportunities to provide support and cooperation with the brothers in Libya. HE expressed pleasure at seeing the Libyan women assuming leadership positions.
HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs believed that the Libyan people aspire today for stability, ending the state of war and maintaining the unity of Libya away from all foreign interventions, stressing that Qatar will always support these efforts and the brothers in Libya.
HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs looked forwards for the Libyan officials to visit the State of Qatar to discuss the various opportunities for cooperation that lay the foundation for the future of Libya in the vision of its people, expressing his wishes for Libya to be a prosperous country.
For her part, HE the Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs praised the role of the State of Qatar and its continuous stances in supporting the Libyans since the beginning of the Libyan revolution in 2011, and went on to thank the State of Qatar for the support of HH the Amir, the government and the people to the Presidential Council and the government of national unity since the first days, and commended the role of Qatar in supporting the Libyan political dialogue and its outputs.
HE added, that within the framework of enhancing joint cooperation between our two countries and in light of the presence of many agreements and memoranda of understanding signed between the two countries in various fields, we called for the formation of joint committees from the two parties to reevaluate, study, update and activate them in line with the current situation and in a way that serves the interests of the two peoples.
HE said that both countries have many frameworks and areas to enhance the cooperation, so Libya emphasized during the talks to benefit from the experience of the State of Qatar in supporting the efforts of the National Unity Government in development, construction and development in various fields and activating the agreements between the two countries.
HE pointed out that Libya also value the understandings of specialists in the field of electricity and look forward to putting them into practice as soon as possible, adding that Libya is looking for Qatari policy and diplomacy that serves and supports the Libyan national consensus and enhances its stability.
Her Excellency affirmed the consistency of the official positions of the State of Libya with the Security Council resolutions related to Libya and the international determination in particular that corresponds to the will of the Libyan authorities to achieve stability, and Libya looks forward to the State of Qatar's support for this position internationally.
Her Excellency appreciated Qatar's role in achieving the Gulf reconciliation and the wisdom and flexibility it showed in overcoming the crisis, and went on saying, that this is not strange for Qatari diplomacy, as well as its role in mediating between some Arab countries and Turkey and contributing with the State of Kuwait to resolving the crisis with Iran.
Her Excellency also welcomed the steps of the Qatari-Egyptian rapprochement, adding that there is no doubt that the interest of Libya and the region requires us to work in harmony that serves our fateful causes, and perhaps the recent aggression against the Palestinian people confirms the unity of all Arab peoples, and affirms our need to activate the mechanisms of joint Arab action.
Her Excellency expressed her hope for the return of the Qatari diplomatic mission accredited from Tunisia to Libya, noting that this matter is important for strengthening relations and developing various areas of cooperation.