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US welcomes Libya ceasefire deal

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The United States “warmly” welcomed the permanent, nationwide ceasefire agreement signed by Libya’s warring parties on Friday.

After five days of talks, negotiators from the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan National Army (LNA) signed a UN-brokered ceasefire agreement to put an end to the military hostilities between the two parties, which escalated following the 2019-2020 Western Libya military campaign by LNA.

“This agreement is a major step forward toward realizing the shared interests of all Libyans in de-escalation, stability, and the departure of foreign fighters,” the US Embassy in Libya said a statement.

“We urge internal and external actors now to support good faith implementation of the agreement,” it added.

“Today’s accomplishment sets the stage for further progress in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum that will get underway next week aimed at a lasting resolution to the conflict.”

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