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Libyan government and eastern authorities announce an immediate ceasefire and cessation of hostilities

August 21, 2020

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj announced on Friday an immediate ceasefire and an end to all hostilities with the authorities who control the east of the country. The armed forces are commanded by General Khalifa Haftar, who has announced a small mutual measure. after this.

In a statement, Serraj, head of the internationally recognized government, has indicated that the “ultimate goal” according to Libya is “the restoration of full sovereignty over Libyan territory and the expulsion of foreign forces and mercenaries”. It has also announced that it will hold parliamentary and presidential elections next March.

Shortly thereafter, the President of the House of Representatives (the parliament, which has its seat in the east and supports Haftar), Aguilá Salé, also announced a ceasefire and the end of hostilities, according to the aforementioned media.

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