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In a show of solidarity, Algeria resumes flights to Libya, opens a sea line between the two capitals

Algeria Resumes flights to Libya, Foreign Ministers confirms government's support for positive developments in Libya

August 2, 2021

Algerian Transport Minister Issa Bakkay met with Algerian Ambassador to Libya Kamal Abdel Qadir Hijazi to discuss the re-establishment of Algerian Airlines between the two capitals, as well as the operational, administrative, and organizational means of making this a success, as well as the early opening of a maritime line between Algeria and Tripoli.

According to the Algerian daily Al-Nahar, “the meeting of the Minister and Ambassador reflected the direction of the President of the Republic, Abdel Majid Tibon, after the recent visit of the President of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed Al-Menfi, to Algeria.”

“These efforts are part of the transportation sector’s commitment to the strengthening of brotherly ties and the deepening of collaboration between the two sister States,” according to the publication.

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra stated that Libya was on the right track after the re-opening of the west-east coast route.

During a joint news conference with Egypt’s Foreign Minister yesterday in Cairo, Lamamra said that considerable progress and accomplishments had been made in Libya.

“We are focused on good developments and opening a welcome possibility of progress on the Libyan stage,” Algeria’s Foreign Minister said.