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Tunisia defence minister, UK diplomat discuss Libya crisis

Tunisia defence minister, UK diplomat discuss Libya crisis
  • The Tunisian minister stressed the need to promote military cooperation.
  • The British diplomat hailed Tunisia's success in confronting the coronavirus pandemic.

Tunis

Tunisian Defence Minister Imed Hazgui and British Ambassador to Tunisia Louise De Sousa met Wednesday and discussed ways to strengthen military cooperation between the two countries as well as developments on the regional scene.

The Tunisian minister stressed the need to promote military cooperation and to diversify its components in an atmosphere of mutual trust.

Hazgui reiterated Tunisia's position which calls for a rapid and comprehensive solution to the crisis in Libya through national dialogue and within the framework of respect for international legitimacy.

"The solution to the Libyan crisis should be based on the agreement of all its factions away from any foreign interference," Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) quoted the minister as saying.

On her part, the British diplomat hailed Tunisia's success in confronting the coronavirus pandemic.

She affirmed her country's readiness to strengthen the capacities of the Tunisian army in all areas and to promote cooperation between the two countries.