NATO is ready to support GNA in Libya, the bloc's Chief says

NATO is ready to support GNA in Libya, the bloc's Chief says

May 14, 2020 - 18:20
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

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NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, has confirmed that the bloc is ready to support Libya’s Government of National Accord led by Fayez Al-Sirraj.

In an interview with Italian daily La Repubblica on Thursday, Stoltenberg noted that NATO has 30 partners, which on many issues have different positions, but added that Turkey remains an important ally.

He also stressed that NATO is supporting the UN’s efforts for peaceful solution to conflicts both in Libya and Syria.

“In Libya there is an arms embargo that needs to be respected by all sides,” the NATO Chief said.

He added that this doesn't mean to put on the same level the forces led by Khalifa Haftar and the Government of Fayez Al-Sirraj, the only one recognized by the UN.

“For this reason, NATO is ready to give its support to the government of Tripoli," he said, referring to the Tripoli-based GNA.