Algeria and Sudan welcomed the announcement made by the United Nations envoy to Libya about an agreement on the formation of a national unity government in Libya, according to a joint communiqué issued at the end of the visit of Sudanese President Omar Hassan El Bachir to Algeria.
“The two sides welcomed the announcement made by the United Nations envoy to Libya about an agreement on the formation of a national unity government, which crowned the international efforts made particularly by the two countries as part of the mechanism of Libya’s neighbouring countries and the meetings hosted by Algeria, which grouped the Libyan political parties together in the presence of the UN envoy.”
The two sides also underlined their willingness to accompany the new Libyan government and to help the Libyan people to “achieve their aspirations for freedom and democracy while preserving Libya’s sovereignty.”
Libya is a country located in North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west. With an area of almost 1.8 million square km (700,000 sq mi), Libya is the 4th largest country in Africa, and is the 17th largest country in the world. Libya has the 10th largest proven oil reserves of any country in the world. The largest city and capital, Tripoli, is located in western Libya and contains over 1 million of Libya’s 6 million people. The other large city is Benghazi, which is located in eastern Libya.