Libyan factions express ’positive reaction’ to proposed truce: Salame

U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame expressed his optimism over a truce in Libya during Eid al-Adha as he received “positive reaction” from various Libyan parties to the call, Salame said Thursday.

In a press statement to Anatolia news agency, Salame said the other Libyan parties call for guarantees to agree on the truce.

He added that holding a truce is part of his three-stage plan to put an end to the violence and bloodshed in Libya, which include holding a truce during Eid al-Adha, convening an international meeting and bringing the warring Libyan parties together.

On Tuesday, the U.N. Security Council called for a truce in conflict-afflicted Libya for the upcoming Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha.

The Security Council welcomed and expressed support for the call of Ghassan Salame, the U.N. secretary-general’s special representative for Libya, for a truce between the warring parties as Eid al-Adha, which falls on Sunday, is imminent.

Salame made the call as part of his plan to end the Libyan conflict during his briefing to the council a week ago.


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