Turkey, Russia's Foreign Ministers stress support for Libya ceasefire

Turkey, Russia's Foreign Ministers stress support for Libya ceasefire

December 29, 2020 - 19:51
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said Ankara supports ceasefire and stability in Libya, despite Khalifa Haftar's attempts to change the balance of power toward his forces.

In a joint presser with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Cavusoglu said Ankara is in Libya as per an agreement with the legitimate government not for Turkey's own interests, rather for the joint interests of Libya and Turkey.

"The reached ceasefire has been the result of the Turkish-Russian role. Ankara and Moscow are always working for achieving peace and stability in Libya. The legal agreement between Libyan and Turkey will remain in effect even if Turkish authorities are replaced." Cavusoglu added.

He indicated that "putschist Haftar" had never been an advocate for peace, so Ankara will always be in support of the legitimate bodies against the illegitimate ones in Libya.

Meanwhile, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Libyan parties had violated the ceasefire more than once, adding that Russia and Turkey should work on consolidating it as well as on supporting the production of oil and fair distribution of its revenues across Libya.

Lavrov called on the Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres to appoint someone to take up the vacant position of Libya envoy as soon as possible.

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