NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg renewed the alliance's readiness to support the Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Fayez Al-Sarraj, as well as the United Nations efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Libya.
In an interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Stoltenberg said on Thursday that the military alliance "is ready to support the Libyan government led by Fayez Al-Sarraj."
Stoltenberg said of Turkey, which supports the GNA in Tripoli, that it "remains an important ally," adding that "NATO" supports the United Nations efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflicts in Libya and Syria. Noting that NATO has 30 partners, they have different positions on many issues.
He continued, "In Libya, there is an arms embargo that must be respected by all parties." Stressing, “however, this doesn’t mean to put on the same level the forces led by Khalifa Haftar and the government of Fayez Al-Sarraj, which is the only one recognized by the UN,”
“For this reason, NATO is ready to give its support to the government of Tripoli,” which was established in accordance with the political agreement signed by the parties to the Libyan dialogue under the auspices of the United Nations at the end of 2015, he said.