Minister of Maghreb Affairs, the African Union and the Arab League Abdelkader Messahel said Friday that Algeria welcomed the adoption on December 23, 2015, the 2259 resolution on Libya.

Through this resolution, the UN Security Council endorsed unanimously by its members, the agreement signed on December 17, 2015, under the aegis of the United Nations, and the establishment of new institutions to manage transitional period in the country.

"Algeria welcomes the fact that the resolution includes the fundamentals of the political solution that it has always defended, in particular as regards respect for the principles of sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and the national unity," Messahel said in a statement.

In response to a question on the support of the international community and that of Algeria to these new institutions, Messahel said "first and foremost, it is imperative that the Libyan brothers take over the political solution as it allows the people of this sister and neighbour countries to unite around new institutions, recognized by the United Nations and the international community as the sole and legitimate transitional authorities, and transcend their differences to put the interest of their nation above any consideration."

Under the resolution, noted the Minister, the international community "is called, in strict respect of the sovereignty of Libya, to support and build the new authorities to address the multiple political, economic and security challenges and fight against terrorism to end the untold suffering the brotherly people of Libya is facing."

"In this crucial and important step in the completion of a lasting and final settlement process of the crisis in Libya, Algeria, based on the history and common destiny between the peoples of both countries, will spare no effort to give support to the new authorities as it has done in the past with previous governments of transition, so that Libya firmly commits to peace, stability and national reconciliation," Messahel concluded.