On 20 February, the Foreign Ministers of Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt issued a ministerial declaration on Libya following meetings in Tunis. The declaration stressed a ‘Libyan-Libyan’ political solution with regional and UN mediation, within the framework of the internationally recognized Libyan Political Agreement (LPA). The framework should include the LPA institutions; the House of Representatives (HoR), the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the High State Council (HSC). The ministers pledged to jointly brief the UN and organize a summit in Algeria for the presidents of the three countries to drive forward the process. The Tunis meeting followed Egypt’s failed attempt to broker a meeting between the GNA Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and Marshall Khalifa Haftar in Cairo last week.
On 16 February, Serraj requested support from NATO to bolster the GNA’s security institutions. On 20 February, the French ambassador met the GNA’s Minister of Interior Alaref al-Khoja in Tunis to discuss support for the GNA’s security forces.