European-American support for political talks in Geneva

European-American support for political talks in Geneva

February 25, 2020 - 20:26
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Embassies of France, UK, US, Germany and Italy said in a statement on Tuesday that they were looking forward to the kickoff of UN-led political talks in Geneva on Wednesday.

The US embassy in Libya posted the statement on its Facebook page, saying the embassies and the European Union's delegation to Libya hailed the progress made at the Geneva-hosted 5+5 military commission talks to reach a permanent ceasefire in Libya.

The statement called on all Libyan parties to avoid hindering the political talks and to engage with good intentions in the talks as Libya moves forward for a democratic transition.

Meanwhile, the High Council of State and Tripoli-based House of Representatives announced on Monday suspension of participation at the political talks in Geneva until tangible progress comes out of the military talks.

The Tobruk-based House of Representatives' member Sabah Al-Haj said the HoR in eastern Libya suspended participation in Geneva talks due to the intervention of the UNSMIL in the HoR decisions.