The US embassy renews the call for a "humanitarian cessation of hostilities" in Libya

Alwasat - Cairo Thu 19 Mar 2020, 05:24 PM
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The American Embassy in Libya on Thursday renewed the call for a "humanitarian cessation of hostilities," after the Presidential Council welcomed the international call launched by eight countries to stop the fighting in the country.

The American embassy said in statement: “now is the time for all parties to embrace a truce, both to fight the epidemic and to avert a dangerous escalation in fighting.”

The Presidential Council responded to the demands of several countries and organizations, for the humanitarian cessation of hostilities to address the coronavirus epidemic in an official statement. The council expressed "its full appreciation to the countries and organizations that have shown interest and in order to spare more tragedies," calling on "the international community to support its efforts in dealing with this pandemic."

Libya has not recorded confirmed cases of the virus, which the World Health Organization has designated a "global pandemic," according to assurances from the National Center for Diseases.

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