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Sudan Calls Dec 4 Meeting of Libya Neighbours

Sudan said Thursday it is organizing a December 4 meeting of Libya's neighbors, as the North African country continues to be plagued by lawlessness and violence.

The foreign ministers of Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Niger and Tunisia have been invited to the meeting in Khartoum, the foreign ministry said.

Arab League secretary general Nabil al-Arabi and the organisation's envoy to Libya, Nasser al-Qidwa, were also invited.

The statement did not specify who would represent Libya, where an internationally recognized government and an administration led by militias who have seized the capital are vying for control of the country.

Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali al-Karti visited Libya this week to discuss the Khartoum meeting with the rival parties.

Three years after dictator Moamer Kadhafi was toppled and killed in a NATO-backed revolt, Libya is awash with weapons and powerful militias, and run by rival governments and parliaments.

Source: Agence France Presse


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