- Title: China calls for international effort to stop Libya becoming the next Syria
- Date: 19th July 2017
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (JULY 19, 2017) (AGENCY POOL) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTER WANG YI AND TUNISIAN FOREIGN MINISTER KHEMAIES JHINAOUI WALKING IN AND SHAKING HANDS MEETING IN PROGRESS WANG SPEAKING JHINAOUI SPEAKING WANG AND CHINESE DELEGATES LISTENING JHINAOUI SPEAKING, TUNISIAN DELEGATES WRITING MEETING IN PROGRESS
- Embargoed: 2nd August 2017 10:13
- Keywords: China Libya Syria war conflict Tunisia Wang Yi Khemaies Jhinaoui
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,International/National Security
- Reuters ID: LVA0016QDTZYF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his Tunisian counterpart Khemaies Jhinaoui in Beijing on Wednesday (July 19) and called for the international community to step up efforts to prevent Libya from "becoming the next Syria".
Wang said Libya was at risk of becoming a new hub for international terrorism, as forces in Iraq and Syria lose ground and flee across borders in the direction of Libya.
At the joint news conference, Jhinaoui added that both China and Tunisia had agreed to work together to maintain the independence and territorial integrity of Libya.
Libya slid into conflict after the uprising that toppled long-time Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi six years ago. In Syria, an estimated half a million people have been killed and half the population uprooted in the world's biggest refugee crisis. The war has set new standards of savagery in its impact on civilians.
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