Algeria, which hosted the first meeting of the Foreign ministers of Libya's neighbouring countries in May 2014 on the sidelines of the ministerial meetings of the Non-Aligned Movement, has reaffirmed, on several occasions, its constant position on the crisis in Libya, stressing the "need to adopt a political solution, which preserves the unity and sovereignty of Libya and the cohesion of its people, as well as the necessity to combat terrorism, which has become a genuine threat to the future of the country, and the need to put the supreme interest of Libya above all other considerations."
Niamey ministerial meeting is in line with the eighth meeting of Tunis (March 2016) and the seventh meeting of Algiers (December 2015), which allowed to mobilize the necessary support to the UN-sponsored political agreement and to Libya's Presidential Council, chaired by Fayez al-Sarraj.
During those two meetings, the participants reiterated the objection of any military intervention in Libya. They underlined that any military action directed to combat terrorism should be upon the request of Libya's Government of National Accord and in accordance with the provisions of the UN Charter, in the light of potential repercussions on Libya and the security and stability of neighbouring states, and the region in general.
Libya's neighbouring countries have expressed, on several occasions, their deep concern over the expansion of terrorist organizations in some Libyan regions, which will constitute a genuine threat to the Libyan people and to the future of the country's political process, as well as to the security and stability of neighbouring countries and the region in general.