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Haftar said “no” to peace in Libya

The text prepared for the ceasefire emphasized "unwavering respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence, unity of Libya and the United Nations Convention".


The deal prepared at the initiative of Turkey and Russia to end the crisis in Libya, which was not signed by the leader of illegitimate armed forces in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, envisioned the end of the conflict, the distribution of humanitarian aid in a timely manner, safe for those in need and problem-solving through dialogue only among Libyans.

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The Government of National Reconciliation (GNA), which has legitimacy in the presence of the United Nations (UN), accepted and signed the agreement, while the Haftar side demanded a day off to think and consult the articles in the text. But Russia’s Foreign Ministry announced that Haftar left the country this morning without signing the agreement.

While no official statement has been made on Haftar’s arrival in Libya, he is alleged to have traveled to Egypt or the United Arab Emirates offering military, political and financial support to him.

The ceasefire proposal, put forward by Turkey and Russia to end conflicts between the parties in Libya and deliver humanitarian aid to the population, also included resolving problems in the country through dialogue only between Libyans.

The text prepared for the ceasefire emphasizes the “unwavering respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence, unity of Libya and the UN Convention”.

“The parties assured each other that there would be no military solution to the conflicts in Libya, that the crisis would only be resolved through dialogue between Libyans, in order to settle the humanitarian situation and put an end to the suffering of the Libyan people urgently,” it said. in the prepared text.

The text, which deals with the safe distribution of humanitarian aid to persons in need, the dispatch, storage and distribution of aid, also provides for “the delineation of a line of battle that ensures continued truce and stabilization of the situation on the ground in support of this”.

Among other things, the text made reference to “taking the necessary measures to normalize daily life in Tripoli and other cities, to end all attacks, and to continue to appropriately reduce military tensions.”

It was agreed in the text that “as set out in the action plan of the United Nations Support Mission for Libya (UNSMIL), the nomination of members of the Military Commission of 5 persons from both parties should be carried out, thereby determining the main line of battle between the parties, as well as pursuing and ensuring continuity for the implementation of the ceasefire.”


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