Pompeo: Ceasefire in Libya is priority for the US

Pompeo: Ceasefire in Libya is priority for the US

October 02, 2019 - 21:25
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said a ceasefire in Libya is a priority for Washington.

In a joint press conference with his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio, Pompeo said he discussed the issue of Libya with Italy's President and Prime Minister, reiterating the need to resume political dialogue, Aki news agency reported.

Pompeo also expressed hope that Berlin conference on Libya would help broker the resumption of political process as the solution for the crisis is only through political efforts.

Meanwhile, Italy said it had found common ground with the US regarding the work for a political solution to Libya's crisis as soon as possible, saying there can be no military solution in the country and that the US should support its efforts for a permanent ceasefire and commitment to arms embargo in Libya.

On September 12, Security Council member states reiterated that there is no military solution in Libya and that a ceasefire should be abiding for all countries.