The British Ambassador to Libya, Martin Longden, stressed the necessity of cooperating with the international community to resolve the Libyan issue in order to preserve the unity of Libya and ensure its stability.

These remarks came in a meeting between Longden and the Deputy Head of the Presidential Council, Mossa Al-Koni, on Thursday, as Longden stressed the British government's support for the efforts of the Presidential Council that aim to achieve stability in Libya by discussing the latest developments, and working with the Presidential Council to end the political impasse.

Al-Koni reiterated the need for the international community to play its role in achieving the aspirations of the Libyan people by ending the transitional stages and holding fair elections whose results are satisfactory to all parties, leading to the election of a president who will lead the country to safety.

He pointed out the necessity of supporting Libya in securing its southern borders, and giving it the logistical capabilities that qualify the border guards to carry out their tasks.

The two sides also discussed the situation in neighboring countries that are witnessing a state of instability such as Sudan and Niger, and the repercussions on the fragile situation in southern Libya, which has become a hub for smuggling operations, illegal immigration, and organized crime.