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Tunisian Presidency: Qais Saeed will visit Libya tomorrow to strengthen the course of cooperation between the two countries

The Tunisian presidency said in a statement today, Tuesday, that the President of the Republic, Qais Said, will pay an official visit to Libya tomorrow, Wednesday.

The Tunisian presidency affirmed in its statement that the visit falls within the framework of Tunisia's support for the democratic path in Libya, linking bridges of communication and consolidating the year of consultation and coordination between the leaderships of the two countries, noting that the visit represents an opportunity to establish new visions and perceptions that reinforce the distinguished course of cooperation existing between Tunisia and Libya and establish comprehensive solidarity. It meets the legitimate aspirations of the two brotherly peoples for stability and development.

In addition, the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General to Libya and the Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Jan Kubisch, in an official statement, welcomed in an official statement, the National Unity Government's swearing in before the House of Representatives.

The Special Envoy congratulated the Libyan Prime Minister, Abdel Hamid al-Dabaiba, his government as well as the new Presidential Council, and urged them to expedite addressing the many challenges facing the Libyan people, improving living conditions and basic services, and preparing the country to hold the comprehensive national elections on December 24, 2021, and the Special Representative commended the House of Representatives Al-Libi, his leadership and its members who united once again and showed a high sense of constitutional responsibility for the benefit of their people and their country.

The special envoy commended the former president of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord, Faiz Al-Sarraj, for his leadership, political acumen and his keenness to ensure a smooth and speedy transition of power.

The UN mission indicated that the swearing-in session embodies the keenness of Libyans and their determination to overcome their differences and work for a better future for all and to walk together towards unity, national reconciliation, transitional justice, equality and empowerment of women and youth, and towards building a unified, independent, democratic and sovereign state, governed by the rule of law and respect for human rights in a form. Equal to all.

In another context, Tunisian media said today, Tuesday, that Tunisia received a second batch of families of ISIS fighters in Libya through the Ras Jdir border crossing.

The human rights activist and head of the Tunisian Observatory for Human Rights, Mustafa Abdel Kabir, confirmed that the second group consists of 3 women and 5 children, explaining that they were handed over to the Tunisian authorities to complete the legal procedures with them.

It is noteworthy that, on March 11th, Tunisia received a batch consisting of five children and three women from families of ISIS fighters coming from Libya as a first payment, after the Libyan judiciary acquitted them.

Thus, the total number of those who arrived in Tunisia until yesterday becomes ten children and 6 women from families of ISIS fighters in Libya.