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    Libya Peace Talks to Resume in Algiers Monday - UN Mission

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    UN-mediated talks on resolution of the Libyan crisis will convene in Algiers on Monday 13 April, according to the statement of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — UN-mediated talks on resolution of the Libyan crisis will continue in Algiers on April 13, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said Sunday.

    "A meeting of Libyan political leaders and political activists facilitated by UNSMIL and hosted by Algeria will convene in Algiers on Monday 13 April 2015… The meeting is a followup to an earlier meeting in the Algerian capital on 10-11 March," UNSMIL said in a statement published on its website.

    The organization said that a meeting of Libyan tribal leaders will convene at a later date in Egypt, adding that UNSMIL is also reaching out to organize talks between "military, security and armed groups leaders."

    UNSMIL added that a political dialogue is an opportunity for Libyans "to stop the bloodshed and put their country back on the road to stability and prosperity."

    Libya has been engulfed in violence since the 2011 overthrow of the country's long- standing leader Muammar Gaddafi. There are currently two rival governments in the Libya, one in Tobruk and one in Tripoli. The forces of the internationally-recognized Libyan government in Tobruk are fighting numerous rebel groups, including Islamic State-affiliated militants.

    At the most recent Libyan peace talks in Algerian capital, Libyan leaders agreed to combine efforts in a struggle against terrorist groups including the Islamic State.

    On Saturday UNSMIL issued a statement condemning the recent upsurge of armed conflict in Libya's west.

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