September 2020

Haftar's forces violate Libya's ceasefire for second time, Army spokesman says

September 02, 2020 - 20:29
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad
Spokesman of the Libyan Army, Colonel Mohammad Gununu

The spokesman for the Libyan Army under the command of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Mohammed Gununu accused Wednesday Khalifa Haftar’s forces of violating Libya’s ceasefire for the second time in three days.

Mohammed Gununu said GNA forces positioned around Sirte registered a violation of the ceasefire declaration on Tuesday and it was the second of its kind in less than 72 hours.

Sanallah: Ongoing conflict in Libya not linked to distribution of oil revenues

September 02, 2020 - 20:17
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Chairman of the National Oil Corporation Mustafa Sanallah stressed that the ongoing conflict in Libya has nothing to do with the distribution of oil revenues; saying it is rather a conflict between parties that want to control the wealth of the Libyan people.

His remarks came in two separate meetings with the Italian Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio and European Union's High Representative Josep Borrell.

Turkey, Russia vow to work towards a political solution in Libya

September 02, 2020 - 15:23
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Turkey and Russia have agreed to maintain contact towards finding a political solution to the Libyan crisis, a statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

The statement referred to the two-day visit of a Turkish delegation headed by Deputy Foreign Minister, Sedat Onala to Moscow to discuss the situation in Libya and Syria.

Sarraj to EU top diplomat: Breaches in Sirte region may derail peace process

September 02, 2020 - 13:53
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj has warned against attempts to harass the GNA forces in the regions of Sirte and Al-Jufra in central Libya, calling on the international community to act decisively towards those obstructing the political process in Libya.

Al-Sarraj's remarks came during his meeting with the EU High Representative, Josep Borrell in Tripoli, on Tuesday, in which they discussed the latest developments in the country, according to the PC information office.

Libyan Defense Minister makes first formal overseas visit to meet Turkish counterpart

September 01, 2020 - 20:25
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The newly-appointed Defense Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Salah Al-Namroush discussed, on his first formal visit outside Libya as a Minister, with the Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar strengthening cooperation in training and development.

Al-Namroush and Akar reiterated Tuesday the need to continue training in military fields as well as in security and consultation activities.

Italian Foreign Minister says Rome backs ceasefire agreement in Libya

September 01, 2020 - 20:20
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad
Luigi Di Maio

The Italian Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio arrived in Libya's capital Tripoli on Tuesday and met with the Head of Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj, Foreign Minister Mohammed Sayala and other officials from the Government of National Accord.

Di Maio hailed in the meeting the ceasefire agreement between Al-Sarraj and the Speaker of the House of Representatives in Tobruk Aqila Saleh, renewing Rome's rejection to foreign intervention in Libya.