Algerian diplomacy making significant efforts on Libya

(ANSAmed) - CAIRO- Announcements in recent days from Algeria show significant diplomatic activism on the situation in Libya.

On Monday, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune received a phone call from German Chancellor Angela Merkel that, among other things, "officially invited Algeria to the international conference on Libya planned for Berlin", said a statement from the Libyan president's office reported by APS news agency, in line with expectations in Algiers.

Merkel also invited Tebboune on an official visit to Germany.

On Monday, APS said "Algerian diplomacy has intensified its efforts in favour of contacts and consultations with various countries, reaffirming its willingness to fully play its role on a regional and international plane", citing "observers".

It highlighted a meeting between Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, as well as phone calls with colleagues in Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, France, Mali, Niger, and Chad.

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said he wants to visit Algiers soon, the first EU foreign minister to do so following the change of presidency and government post-Bouteflika.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was in the Algerian capital on Monday for a two-day visit from Turkey, protagonist in the latest intensification of the crisis in Libya.

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj was also in the capital on an official visit the same day, accompanied by Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Taher Siala and Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bachagha.

Source: ANSA News Agency