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Turkey has stated that it will maintain contacts with Russia to promote a ceasefire in Libya

June 15, 2020

The Turkish government said on Monday that after resuming talks between the opposing parties’ military delegations in the African country, it will maintain contacts with Russia to try to promote a ceasefire agreement in Libya.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has confirmed that the Presidents of Turkey and Russia, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin, “have agreed to continue working together to achieve a permanent ceasefire in Libya,” the agency said. Turkish state news agency Anatolia.

The parties to the conflict have begun participating in talks between their military delegations to try to agree to a ceasefire, as reported by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on June 10 without achieving approval.

Turkey has stated that it will maintain contacts with Russia to promote a ceasefire in LibyaTurkey has stated that it will maintain contacts with Russia to promote a ceasefire in Libya

The contacts began after they agreed in May to resume the 5 + 5 format talks between their military delegations agreed at the January conference in Berlin to achieve an armistice that led to a draft contract in February. However, it was rejected by Jalifa Haftar, who intensified the offensive he launched against Tripoli in April 2019.