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Libya denies Chad accusation of training armed opposition


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As Chad President Idriss Deby accused Libya of training and harbouring Chadian dissidents to destabilise his country, the Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zaidan reaffirmed Tripoli’s commitment to non-interference in the affairs of other countries.Speaking at a press conference on Sunday evening in Tripoli, Zaidan pointed out that the policy of intervention in the affairs of others is gone with the collapse of the former Muammar Gaddafi regime.

“I talked with the charge d’affaires of Chad and assured him that Libya did not and will not plan any attack on Chad,” he said.

Zaidan added that he contacted President Idriss Deby and reaffirmed this stance.

The Prime Minister made it clear that Libya is no longer a state that exports problems to other countries.

“We will react with force against any group that practises any hostile acts from Libya against a neighbouring country, with the aim to destabilize it,” he emphasised.

Zaidan pointed out that a Libyan delegation will travel to the Chadian capital, N’djamena to explain and clarify the Libyan position in this regard.

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