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Russia hopes Libya ceasefire to be backed by verification mechanism

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

MOSCOW – Russia hopes that the recently-announced intra-Libyan ceasefire will be backed by verification mechanisms, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday.

After five days of talks, negotiators from the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan National Army (LNA) signed the 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.

“We acknowledged the good news on Libya, which came from Geneva, where, under the auspices of the UN, negotiations between the delegations of Tripoli and Benghazi took place,” Lavrov said at a press conference.

“We hope that the truce, which was announced, will be immediately supported by concrete steps to create an appropriate mechanism and that the processes of political settlement will not be put on the back burner,” added the Russian too diplomat.

 

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