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Foreign Minister renews call for withdrawal of all foreign forces from Libya

Libya’s Foreign Minister Najla Al-Mangoush called for pressure on the parties concerned to fulfill their obligations, support the ceasefire, and implement the results of the “5 + 5” Joint Commission, renewing her call for all foreign forces and mercenaries to leave the country.

The remarks came during a joint press conference she held in Tripoli with US Assistant Secretary of State, Joey Hood.

The Foreign Minister affirmed the need for Washington to support the Government of National Unity to implement the road map and hold elections, adding that the Government of National Unity has asked the United States to help it in putting pressure on the stakeholders to fulfill their obligations, and to support the ceasefire.

The US Assistant Secretary of State stressed, during the conference, the United States’ support for holding fair elections in Libya, without outside interference, stressing the need to adhere to the ceasefire in Libya and end foreign military interventions in all their forms.

Hood called on all parties abroad and inside Libya to support the cessation of foreign military interventions and the ceasefire in Libya, stressing that Washington supports holding elections without outside interference.

The Prime Minister, Abdul-Hamid Dabaiba, met with the US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, who arrived in Libya Tuesday, on a working visit.

The meeting was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Oil and Gas, Muhammad Aoun, while the American side included the US Ambassador and Special Envoy to Libya Richard Norland, in addition to US State Department officials.

In the conclusion of her speech, the Minister of Foreign Affairs affirmed the Libyan position in support of the Palestinian cause, and condemned the use of force against the Palestinians.

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