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Tunisia to Host Meeting to Coordinate International Support for Libyan Government of National Accord

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Tunisia will host a meeting organized by the United Kingdom's Embassy to Libya and the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Tuesday, April 12, of senior officials from over 40 Arab and Western countries as well as 15 financial institutions and regional and international organizations, to focus on the priorities of the Libyan (GNA) and coordinate international support for it. According to a statement from the on Sunday, April 10, the meeting will provide Khemaies Jhinaoui with an opportunity to affirm Tunisia’s willingness to “assist the Government of National Accord at all levels to respond to the aspirations of the fraternal Libyan people in terms of security, stability and dignity.” This weekend ahead of a G-7 meeting in Hiroshima, German Foreign Minister Walter Steinmeier announced Germany would grant Faiez Serraj's Presidency Council 3 million EUR in immediate aid towards security. The Libyan Presidency Council, tasked with forming a Government of National Accord and headed by prime minister-designate Faiez Serraj arrived in Tripoli from Tunisia by sea on Wednesday March 30.  Although the Government of National Accord has not been granted formal recognition by either of Libya's two rival parliaments the Libyan Central Bank and the Libyan National Oil company have recognized the GNA as the sole legitimate government of Libya. Libya has a $67 billion sovereign-wealth fund which has been frozen by the United Nations since 2011.