Qatari FM meets Libya's al-Dairi in Doha

DOHA (AA) – Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid Al-Attiyah met on Sunday with Mohamed al-Dairi, the foreign minister of Libya's Tobruk-based government, in Qatari capital Doha.

Discussions between the Qatari Foreign Minister and the Libyan official focused on latest developments on the ground in Libya as well as ways of boosting security and stability in the country, the official Qatari news agency has reported.

This is al-Dairi's first visit to Qatar since he was appointed in September of last year.

The official reception he was given in Doha may signal a possible shift in Qatar's position to the Tobruk-based government and parliament.

Qatar used to throw its full weight behind Libya's General National Congress, whose mandate ended months ago, but still functions and has its own government in Libyan capital Tripoli.

Al-Dairi's visit to Doha also comes amid unconfirmed reports that Qatar is mediating a settlement to the conflict in Libya.

Libya has been in turmoil since the ouster and subsequent killing in 2011 of longstanding ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

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