Russian Defense Ministry: Haftar needs two days for local consultations

Alwasat - Cairo Tue 14 Jan 2020, 10:19 PM
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The Russian Ministry of Defense said that the commander-in-chief of the Libyan National Army, Marshal Khalifa Haftar, needs two days for local consultations on a ceasefire agreement.

The ministry added that Haftar "views the agreement with the Government of National Accord (GNA) positively", noting that he accepted the final statement on the ceasefire in Libya.

The minstry pointed to the confirmation of the participants in the Moscow negotiations yesterday, their commitment to the sovereignty, unity and independence of the Libyan territories, noting that "reaching an agreement between the warring parties on stopping the military actions is the most important outcome of the meeting."

Marshal Khalifa Haftar, left Moscow without signing a ceasefire, while the GNA delegation headed by Fayez Al-Sarraj signed his document.

The Russian news agency Sputni" quoted a source close to the general leadership as saying that "Haftar will not sign the agreement unless a timetable is set to end and disband the militias," noting that "this is the point of disagreement."

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