Western – 25 August 2014

Aug 25, 2014 | International actors

Libya’s neighbours held another ministerial level meeting on 25 August in Cairo in a bid to come up with a plan to resolve the crisis in Libya. The meeting was attended by the foreign ministers of Libya, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Sudan and Chad, as well as a senior official from Niger. The Arab League and the African Union were also present. The meeting shows that other than Turkey and Qatar, all other outside actors have lined up behind the anti-Islamist bloc and are losing any credibility they might have previously possessed as potential mediators. This climate allowed for Turkey and Qatar and those armed by them to work with ISIS precursors while, the anti-Islamist crowd focused on defeating the Misratans rather than focusing exclusively on the jihadis