Members of Libyan internationally recognised pro-government forces ride in military vehicles on the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Hani Amara Members of Libyan internationally recognised pro-government forces ride in military vehicles on the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Hani Amara

Amb. Noke: Japan's peace, prosperity based on that of Libya

Sat, Jan. 18, 2020
CAIRO - 18 January 2020: As the Berlin Conference is set to kick off Sunday to obtain a real commitment from parties to cease military actions in Libya, Japan’s Ambassador Masaki Noke spoke about the importance of achieving peace and stability in this part of the world.

“Peace and stability in this part of the world in northern part of Africa is very important for the stability in the region and Japanese peace and prosperity is also based on peace and prosperity of this area,” said Noke in statements to Egypt Today magazine on Saturday.

He further said that Japan “would hope that all the stake holders and interested parties work in a constructive manner to establish peace and stability through dialogue.”

Noke went on explaining that there have been certain developments regarding Libya; however, it is still early to predict what will happen.

“There are some positive elements we would hope they further develop to arrive at a better situation in the region,” he added.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Saturday headed for Germany to participate in an international conference on Libya, which will kick off on Sunday.

The conference will be attended by representatives of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council along with the states concerned with the Libyan crisis in addition to representatives for international and regional organizations.

Other leaders and top officials who will attend the summit include: Russian President Vladimir Putin, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Algerian President Abdul Majeed Tebboune, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
and Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit.

Libya's prime minister of the Government of National Accord Fayez al-Sarraj, Commander of the Libya National Army Khalifa Haftar and UN Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame will also attend the international conference.
 
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