The ninth ministerial meeting of Libya's neighbouring countries will be held in Niger's Niamey on Wednesday, with the participation of representatives of regional and international organizations with a view to deepening consultation and coordination between the countries of the region, in order to cope with the current challenges and support the political process in the country.
The meeting will address "several issues related to the situation in the region, which is facing terrorism, organized crime, drug and arms trafficking and illegal migration," said Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel.
In addition to the Foreign ministers of Algeria, Niger, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Chad and Sudan, the meeting will be also attended by the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Libya and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIl), Martin Kobler, Tanzania's former president and African Union Special Envoy for Libya Jakawa Kikwete, and the Arab League's Secretary General Ahmed Abu al-Gheit.
The meeting will also examine the situation following the recent developments in Libya and the ongoing national, regional and international efforts for the resolution of the crisis in the country within the framework of the political process.
It will be also an opportunity to assess the repercussions of the crisis on the security and stability of neighbouring countries, and examine ways and means to support the political process and the efforts for the restoration of security and stability in the country.