By Khalid Mahmoud
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi revealed preparing for a tristate summit that includes Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia to resolve the Libyan crisis – meanwhile al-Wefaq government appointed a member of the parliament as the head of intelligence body in Tripoli.
Essebsi announced that an initiative to fix the gap in Libya has been launched, hinting on meetings among ministries of foreign affairs that will take place prior to the upcoming summit.
The latter said during an interview with Leaders Magazine that “stability in Libya is of high importance” and that the Libyan topic was discussed during his last summit with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
He stressed that the interest of Libya’s neighboring countries (Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia) is represented in seeing Libya moving towards a national unity and agreement, but this does not grant these countries the right to interfere for personal agendas.
Speaking of risks resulting from the return of Tunisian jihadists from tension zones in Iraq, Libya and Syria, he said: “The fact that we want the return of terrorists is a false allegation.” Essebsi affirmed that he respects the Tunisian constitution and anyone proven guilty will not enjoy freedom.
In a different matter, al-Wefaq government appointed Fathullah al-Suaiti as head of the Tunisian intelligence body that is finding difficulty taking over militias that have full control over the capital since two years ago.
According to Suaiti curriculum vitae, published on his Facebook page, he actually is a graduate of telecommunication engineering and used to work at Libya Telecom & Technology – he is born in March 1982.