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Libyan PM says cease-fire should ensure no threats

Fayez al-Sarraj’s UN-recognized government has said a lasting cease-fire depends on forces of warlord Khalifa Haftar withdrawing from strategic positions.
28.07.2020 - 12:12

Any ceasefire for Libya should ensure that cities and strategic areas will not be exposed to any threats in the future, said Libya's prime minister on Tuesday.


A statement by Fayez Al-Sarraj said he met with officials who took part in the 5 + 5 Military Committee to seek peace in the conflict-torn country.

Sarraj said military developments in Libya are the cornerstone of the country, and accordingly, political and economic processes will grow clearer.

Libya's government was founded in 2015 under a UN-led agreement, but efforts for a long-term political settlement failed due to a military offensive by Haftar, who has been backed by France, Russia, the UAE, and Egypt.