ARAB FMS AGREE ON JOINT MEASURES TO COMBAT TERRORISM

CAIRO,Sept. 8 — Libya’s neighbouring countries need to join hands in an effort to help the country solve its deteriorating situation.

The Special Envoy of the Arab League Secretary General to Libya Ambassador Nasser Al-Qudwa said this in his report on situation in Libya and the role of such countries.

In his report, Al-Qudwa called on the Arab countries to support Libya to help it solve its current crisis peacefully in accordance with Libyans’ demands.

He urged Libyans to iron out their differences as the country has witnessing dangerous circumstances.

He underlined the importance of reaching a ceasefire agreement especially in the big cities, demilitarizing the armed groups, and supporting the newly elected parliament to achieve its tasks and rebuild the state institutions.

Al-Qudwa ruled out the possibility of foreign intervention in Libya, saying the Libyans would not accept any intervention or dictations.

“What is needed in that Arab country is to reach a national consensus on the form of foreign support, which likely to be Arab and Islamic if this is accepted by Libyans, he added.

Al-Qudwa stressed the necessity of holding a comprehensive national dialogue which aimed at bringing all Libyan parties together and putting into considerations electoral legitimacy and other current legitimacies.

He called for an Arab initiative for solving the Libyan crisis, highlighting the role of Libya’s neighbors in developing such an initiative.

Regarding Syrian, Chairman of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces Hadi Al-Bahra said that President Bashar Al-Assad must step down and a transitional body, with full executive authorities, should be formed in line with the communique of the Geneva I.

“Without this move, terrorism in Syria could not be eradicated,” he said.

“We warned that this regime creates a proper environment to terrorism and extremism,” he added.

Kuwait was represented at the ministerial meeting by First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

In an earlier statement to KUNA Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled said the meeting coincided with “unusual circumstances in the Arab nation.”

He underscored importance of confronting violence, extremism and terrorism which pose a great threat to the Arab national security.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled added Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas briefed the ministerial meeting about the steps he plans to take in connection with the conflict with Israel.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled also asserted the importance of the political solution for the Syrian conflict.

SOURCE: KUNA