UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS)
On Tuesday, the United Nations stressed its determination to work towards a ceasefire in Libya, expressing the hope that the Berlin Conference will provide the necessary support for dialogue between the parties.
This came at a press conference held by the spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General “Stephen Dougric” at the permanent headquarters of the international organization in New York.
And last Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, issued a joint statement, in which he called for a ceasefire in Libya, starting from midnight on Saturday Sunday, which was responded to by the Libyan parties.
On Monday, Moscow embraced indirect quad talks on Libya between representatives of the Russian and Turkish sides, a delegation of the Libyan government and another of the government backed by Khalifa Haftar.
However, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced earlier on Tuesday that Haftar left Moscow without signing the ceasefire agreement.
Commenting on the failure of Hifter to sign the ceasefire agreement, Dougrick said that the Libyan people deserve a truce from the fighting and we call on the parties that have an influence to work for a ceasefire.
He added that the United Nations will continue to work towards a ceasefire and we hope that the Berlin conference to be held on January 19 will provide the necessary support for the dialogue in order to reach a peaceful solution.
On the participation of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, in the Berlin conference, Dougrik explained that “the participation will be at the highest level, and with regard to the presence or absence of the Secretary-General, we will announce this in due course.”
Since April 4, Haftar’s forces have launched an offensive to seize the capital, Tripoli (west), the seat of the internationally recognized “National Accord” government, which aborted the efforts of the United Nations to hold a dialogue conference between the Libyans.
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