HoR Speaker says no military solution in Libya, Russian mediation is welcome

The Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Aqila Saleh, reaffirmed that there is no military solution to the Libyan crisis, considering that Russia is an acceptable mediator to solve the crisis.

This came when he met Friday in Moscow with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who in turn confirmed his support for the ceasefire and the resumption of political dialogue between the Libyan parties, pointing out that the Cairo initiative could be the basis and starting point for political talks.

Saleh said that “the international community imposed a state of fighting and turmoil in Libya because of its legitimacy and recognition of an unelected body,” in reference to the Government of National Accord (GNA).

The Speaker of the House of Representatives reminded of the lack of legitimacy granted to the GNA by the Skhirat agreement, as it has not yet obtained confidence from the House of Representatives, as well as exceeding the permissible mandate period stipulated in the agreement.

The Russian Foreign Minister announced during a joint press conference with Saleh that Russia has taken a decision to resume the work of its embassy in Libya from Tunisia.

It is noteworthy that Aqila Saleh arrived in Moscow on Thursday and met earlier with President of the Russian Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, who stressed during the meeting that the only solution to the crisis in Libya comes through negotiations among the parties concerned.


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