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Turkish and Russian delegations begin talks on permanent ceasefire in Libya

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS)

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Defense Minister Hulusi Akar began a meeting in Moscow on the Libyan issue with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu.

Efforts to secure peace and stability in Libya will be discussed at the meeting held at the Russian Foreign Ministry’s State Residence.

A meeting is also expected in Moscow between the head of the Libyan National Reconciliation Government (FNA), Fayez al-Sarraj, who is the legitimate representative of the Libyan side and the Libyan military coup, Khalifa Haftar. Diplomatic sources said a cease-fire agreement could also be signed.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin called for a ceasefire on all sides in Libya on January 8.

The ceasefire came into force on January 12th after being received by Haftar forces fighting against the Government of National Reconciliation in Libya.

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