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Saif bin Zayed meets with several Arab Interior Ministers in TunisaUN reaffirms its commitment to support the Libyan people in promoting a rights-based reconciliation process.

ABU DHABI: During the forty-first session of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers in Tunisia, Lt. General H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Interior, held extensive bilateral meetings with several Arab counterparts.

H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed met with Mazin Abdellah Al Farrayeh, Jordan’s Minister of the Interior, and explored avenues to fortify fraternal bonds and advance security cooperation. Discussions also revolved around regional developments and the imperative of comprehensive peace for regional stability.

He also met with Major General Mahmoud Tawfiq, Egypt’s Minister of the Interior. The talks focused on bolstering bilateral relations and fortifying Arab security through collaborative efforts. Emphasis was placed on reinforcing regional stability amidst prevalent challenges.

During his meeting with General Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s Minister of Interior, the two sides deliberated on the enduring fraternal ties between their nations.
Discussions encompassed enhancing cooperation in security, policing, and combatting transnational organised crime, affirming mutual commitment to fostering a prosperous and secure future.

Moreover, H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed held a meeting with Major General Imad Mustafa Trabelsi, the Libyan Minister of Interior in charge, underscoring the importance of bilateral cooperation in bolstering security and stability in Libya. Joint action and continuous coordination were highlighted as essential for realizing societal aspirations for a secure and prosperous future.

In a meeting with Judge Bassam Mawlawi, Lebanon’s Minister of Interior and Municipalities, the parties discussed matters pertinent to bilateral relations and regional stability. They underscored the significance of nurturing a safe and stable environment conducive to peace and prosperity.

Finally, Sheikh Saif met with Ziad Hab Al-Reeh, Palestine’s Minister of the Interior, to discuss ongoing bilateral relations and avenues for advancement to benefit
both nations. Discussions also revolved around regional developments and the UAE’s humanitarian support for Palestinians, underscoring the importance of comprehensive peace for regional security and stability.

Source: Emirates News Agency

The UN reaffirmed its commitment to support the Libyan people in promoting a rights-based reconciliation process that is inclusive, transparent, and grounded in the principles of transitional justice.

This came during a remark by UNSMIL Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Resident, and Humanitarian Coordinator, Georgette Gagnon, at a conference in Tripoli yesterday dedicated to fostering an inclusive, rights-based, and victim-centered transitional justice and reconciliation process in Libya.

She emphasized that a key objective of the forum was to facilitate greater outreach, awareness, and support between the Presidential Council, which is leading the national reconciliation process, and victims of human rights violations, for whom justice and reparations have remained elusive.

“Victims and their families must be at the center of all efforts towards reconciliation. Their calls for justice and accountability and their right to the truth must be honored. Reconciliation cannot be achieved
without justice, and justice cannot prevail without the truth, reparations, and guarantees of non-repetition.’ Gagnon added.

During the first day of the conference, participants discussed the proposed draft law on reconciliation elaborated by the Presidential Council’s Legal Committee, including articles related to enhancing the safe, informed, and meaningful participation of victims in future transitional justice mechanisms, as well as steps leading to the upcoming national reconciliation conference planned for April in Libya.

The conference is expected to conclude on February 27 with a set of recommendations aimed at advancing the reconciliation process with a focus on accountability, international best practices regarding amnesties, and the active involvement of victims throughout the process. These recommendations will feed into the strategy for reconciliation developed by the Presidential Council.

Source: Libyan News Agency

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