US National Security Council Calls for Ceasefire and Resumption of Negotiations in Libya – Al Marsad

US National Security Council (NSC) said it opposes military escalation in Libya and calls for a ceasefire and for all parties to return to the UN 5+5 talks, the Cairo Initiative, and the Berlin process.

(Libya, 21 June 2020) – The US National Security Council (NSC) stressed the necessity for all parties to commit to a ceasefire, military de-escalation, and resume negotiations immediately in Libya. In a tweet on its official account yesterday, Sunday, the NSC wrote: “We urge parties to commit to a ceasefire and resume negotiations immediately. We must build on progress made through the UN‘s 5+5 talks, the Cairo Initiative, and the Berlin process.

It also said, “The United States strongly opposes military escalation in Libya on all sides” it added.

This statement follows have Egypt’s Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi declared that Egypt would resort to military intervention to protect its national security.

On 6 June, President Sisi announced the Cairo Declaration, which aims at providing a solution to the conflict in Libya. It calls for a ceasefire in Libya, the election of a leadership council, the disbandment of militias, and the exit of all foreign fighters from the country. The Cairo Declaration received overwhelming support from the international community.

© Al Marsad English (2020)

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