Putin: Berlin Conference on Libya brought Russian-Turkish efforts

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the intensive efforts of Turkey and Russia resulted in the convening of an international conference in Berlin aimed at solving the Libyan crisis.

This came in a speech he delivered on Sunday, at the start of his meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of the Berlin conference on Libya.

Putin said that the joint efforts between his country and Turkey will continue to resolve the Libyan crisis and end the conflict in it.

He added that the relations between Turkey and Russia are very good, and that both sides realized how to find consensus on many issues.

He pointed out that Ankara and Moscow have taken important steps to solve the Libyan and Syrian crises.

He continued, “We called from Istanbul the parties to the conflict in Libya to cease-fire, and despite some field skirmishes, the parties responded to our call, and this is a positive step.”

He added: “Europe is also concerned about the Libyan crisis, especially since the waves of displacement from Africa to the European continent started across Libya after the death of its former leader Muammar Gaddafi.”

The Berlin conference will be held on Sunday, with the participation of 12 countries: the United States, Britain, Russia, France, China, Germany, Turkey, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Algeria and the Congo, in addition to the President of the Libyan Presidential Council, Faiz al-Sarraj, and retired general Khalifa Haftar In an attempt to find a political solution to the Libyan conflict.


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