Western – 12 October 2014

Oct 12, 2014 | International actors

Algeria’s bid to host a Libyan national reconciliation initiative is gathering momentum. Algeria has been trying for some time to sponsor peace talks between Libya’s warring parties, viewing this as a preferable option to some kind of military intervention. The Algerian initiative, which has the strong backing of Tunisian Islamist Sheikh Rachid Al-Ghannouchi, comprises a roadmap that includes a series of steps such as forming a UN working group to identify a list of militia commanders deemed to be hindering the security and stability of Libya and looking at mechanisms for disarmament.