Source: XINHUA | 2013-1-19 | ONLINE EDITION
TRIPOLI, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zaidan said Saturday that Libya rejects military attacks on Mali, calling for solving the Malian crisis through dialogue, the state TV reported.
"We reject the attacks on Mali, and Libya's position was clear, so we asked to give an opportunity for dialogue," Zaidan said.
Libya will not be a base to launch attacks on Mali, Zaidan said, denying rumors of using Lawiig, a Libyan far south town, as a military base for the French forces' operation.
The prime minister stressed the importance of strengthening border control, adding that leaders of Libya, Algeria and Tunisia have agreed to enhance security along their borders to fight organized crimes during a trilateral security summit held last week in Libyan southwestern town Ghadames.
Zaidan also urged Libyans to cooperate with the army against possible dangers.