Nov 13, 2018

Algeria welcomed the reconciliation agreement between Misrata and Tawergha in Libya.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdelkader Messahel, welcomed the reconciliation agreement between Misrata and Tawergha in Libya, Agreement which is part of the national reconciliation towards Algeria has always called to get out of the crisis.

The final reconciliation agreement, reached by the joint reconciliation committee of  Misrata and Tawergha, was officially endorsed in Tripoli on May 19th, a move that would allow thousands of Tawerghan to return to their town after more than six years of displacement.

The Libyan Presidency Council described the agreement as “an important step towards stability and national reconciliation.”

(Former) Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, urged the Presidency Council to make concrete arrangements for the swift implementation of the Misrata-Tawergha agreement endorsed, and to ensure that its implementation conforms to international human rights standards.  He further stressed that the implementation of this agreement should be carried out in a fully transparent and accountable manner.

“I am pleased that after six years of displacement the Tawerghans can finally return home.  Ensuring that their return is safe, voluntary and unconditional must be a top priority and here the United Nations stands ready to support,” said Martin Kobler.  “This agreement is the first step toward developing a much-needed broader national reconciliation process, to address outstanding issues of truth-seeking, justice and reparation for all victims of war crimes and human rights violations,” he added.