Libya should not be ‘militarized’: Sarraj

Libya should not be “militarized,” and all Libyans aspire to reach a solution at the National Forum, set to be held in two weeks in Ghadames, head of the Presidency Council (PC) Faiez al-Sarraj said Sunday.

Sarraj headed a 40-person Libyan delegation including ministers of the Government of the National Accord (GNA) during the 30th Arab Summit on Sunday in Tunisia.

“Every military escalation brings about one result: there is no winner, but there is only one loser, which is Libya,” Sarraj added from Tunis.

Interventions from within the region and beyond encouraged some Libyan parties not to be committed to the democratic process and to drift away from reaching a peaceful political solution, he continued.

Sarraj’s government is strongly represented in the summit, but the rival Interim Government in eastern Libya, backed by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, is not. Tunisia hosted a quadripartite meeting as part of the Arab summit, where leaders and international representatives discussed implementing a roadmap and organizing free elections in Libya before the end of this year.

The summit has thus far shed light on the situation in Yemen, Iraq and Somalia, and the Libyan file has strongly been present.


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