Marshal Haftar and German Ambassador discuss "Cairo Declaration" in Benghazi

Alwasat - Cairo Wed 10 Jun 2020, 07:23 PM
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Libyan National Army (LNA) Commander in Chief, Marshal Khalifa Haftar discussed the 'Cairo Declaration' aimed at returning the parties to the Libyan conflict to the negotiating table and resuming the political process with the German Ambassador Oliver Owcza.

Haftar, during the meeting at the headquarters of the General Command in Benghazi, expressed his thanks for Germany's efforts to support peace in Libya, noting that "the armed forces continue their efforts to preserve the country, its sovereignty and its territorial integrity", according to a statement.

On Monday, LNA spokesman, Major General Ahmed Al-Mismari, said that "the military operations are continuing" and will not stop until after the other party commits to the "Cairo Declaration."

On Tuesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel telephoned Russian President Vladimir Putin, during which they stressed the necessity of a ceasefire, and the start of negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations as soon as possible.

The most prominent provisions of the "Cairo Declaration" are represented in the election of a Presidential Council by the Libyan people under the supervision of the United Nations, the removal of foreign mercenaries from Libyan territory and the "dismantling and handing over of militias, so that the Libyan army can carry out its security tasks, as well as the continuing work of the Military Committee.

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