By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 4 June 2014:
The Italian and Algerian foreign ministers are meeting their Egyptian counterpart in Cairo on Sunday . . .[restrict]for a second tripartite conference on security in Libya.
Algeria’s Abdelkader Messahel and Egypt’s Sameh Al-Shukri were last hosted by Italian foreign minister Paolo Gentiloni in Rome in April. At that time, Gentiloni had said that his country was prepared to join in any UN-sponsored military action in Libya and voiced the view that military intervention against IS was inevitable.
Both Algeria and Egypt are deeply concerned at the flow of weapons and terrorists over their borders with Libya. Though both countries have been vying for influence in Libya, only Egypt has backed Libyan government calls for an end to the UN arms embargo, so that police and army combat the terrorists who are still holding out in parts of Benghazi, are solidly ensconced in Derna and now apparently consolidating and expanding their hold on Sirte.