Rome (UNA-OIC) – Libya has played a prominent role in curbing ISIS activities in the region, Libyan Foreign Minister Najla El-Mangoush told the ministerial meeting of the 83-member Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS held in the Italian capital Rome on Monday.
In her speech, Ms. El-Mangoush highlighted the difficult and decisive stages that Libya went through in the face of ISIS over the previous years, as well as the security and military efforts that led to eliminating the terrorist organization in different Libyan cities, including Sirte, located on the Mediterranean coast.
She praised the international efforts to support Libya, through the implementation of the outcomes of the Berlin I conference, with its three political, economic, and military tracks, and Berlin II by stressing the importance of Libya’s political, security, military, and economic stability, and the exit of foreign forces and mercenaries from the country.
El-Mangoush underlined that the current positive developments in Libya will contribute to enhancing the stability in the country and its neighbors. She added that the new executive authority is in charge of preparing the way for the presidential and legislative elections, to be held on 24 December 2021.
The foreign minister also noted that Libya’s stability will contribute to preventing illegal immigration flows, exploited by extremist organizations to transport their fighters across the porous border.