Turkish Ambassador: We hope the Geneva negotiations will reach positive results

Alwasat - Cairo Fri 07 Feb 2020, 07:45 PM
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The Turkish ambassador to Libya, Serhat Aksen, commented on the permanent ceasefire negotiations in Libya, which are being hosted by Geneva, expressing his hope that "it will lead to positive results."

Aksen said that his country "distinguishes between the aggressor and the one who uses the right to self-defense in Libya," noting Ankara's support for diplomatic efforts to establish security and stability, according to what was reported by the Turkish Anadolu news agency.

He continued: "The true friend appears in difficult times, and Turkey will continue to stand alongside Libya and the Libyan people always," referring to "the historical ties that unite the two countries," and noted that Turkey will continue to support the Government of National Accord (GNA).

Geneva hosts the meetings of the Libyan Joint Military Committee (5 + 5), which includes ten high-ranking officers representing the GNA and the General Command of the Libyan National Army, where the UN envoy in Libya, Ghassan Salamé, confirmed that it had "made progress in several areas regarding the conflict in Libya" under the auspices of the UN mission. However, he cautioned, saying: "We have a lot of consensus in front of us" that will be discussed in the upcoming meetings between the two sides.

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