UN calls on the parties of Libya to give an opportunity to diplomatic efforts


The United Nations called on Tuesday, the parties in Libya, to give diplomatic efforts an opportunity to reach a permanent cessation of military operations and return to the political process.

This came in a statement issued by the mission, published on its page on “Twitter”.

The statement stated that the United Nations “urges the parties to continue to abide by the declared ceasefire, and to give the ongoing diplomatic efforts an opportunity to reach a permanent cessation of military operations and return to the political process.”

The mission explained that its position stems from its support for civilians in the capital, Tripoli, pointing to the presence of “hundreds of thousands who have fled their homes and approximately 116,000 children who are unable to attend their classes.”

Earlier Tuesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that retired Libyan Major General Khalifa Haftar left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement, the channel “Russia Today” reported.

Pro-Haftar channel 218 reported that during the Moscow negotiations, which took place through separate meetings of the Libyan parties, Prime Minister Al-Wifaq Faiz al-Sarraj requested that Haftar’s forces return to their positions that preceded the date of April 4, 2019, which was rejected by the government delegation of Haftar. .

Forces loyal to Haftar have launched a military operation since April 4 to take control of Tripoli, the headquarters of the internationally recognized “National Accord” government.

A truce between the two sides began at midnight on Sunday, but each side accused the other of breaching it, and was supposed to sign the OS and Haftar the terms of the cease-fire agreement in Moscow.


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