World Bulletin / News Desk
Libya's Tuareg tribes on Monday turned down calls to take part in a conference slated to kick off in Cairo later in the day.
"The Tuareg position regarding the ongoing situation in Libya remains unchanged, namely, that a [peaceful] settlement should be drafted in the absence of any foreign interference," Tuareg spokesman Ahsin al-Kouni told.
"Any conference that discusses possible means of ending the war in Libya must be held on Libyan territory and with the participation of all Libyan tribes," he said.
A Cairo-hosted conference for Libyan tribes is scheduled to be held in the Egyptian capital from Monday through Wednesday.
The conference had been scheduled to begin Monday morning, but was postponed to the evening due to the delayed arrival of some Libyan tribal leaders.
The conference, in which over 300 Libyan tribal leaders are said to be taking part, is the second of its kind in seven months to be hosted by Cairo.
It is being held with the aim of discussing ways of reaching a peaceful settlement in the crisis-hit county, with which Egypt shares a long, porous border.Last Mod: 25 Mayıs 2015, 16:28