UAE calls for Libya cease-fire, return to political process

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said Libyans will not have the chance to create a stable or prosperous country until combatants aim higher than tactical territorial gains. (File/AFP)
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Updated 19 May 2020

UAE calls for Libya cease-fire, return to political process

  • Gargash said the UAE’s position on the Libyan crisis has been firm and clear

DUBAI: The only acceptable path forward in the Libya conflict involves “an immediate, comprehensive cease-fire and a return to the political process,” a senior Emirati minister said on Tuesday.
“The UAE’s position on the Libyan crisis has been firm and clear and shared by the majority of the international community,” Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Twitter.

“The only acceptable path forward involves an immediate, comprehensive cease-fire and return to the political process.”
Libya has been in turmoil since a civil war toppled and later killed Muammar Qaddafi in 2011.

The is split between rival administrations in the east and the west.
Gargash added: “Libyans will not have the chance to create a stable or prosperous country until combatants aim higher than tactical territorial gains.”


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