Johnson and Erdogan stress importance of reducing tension in Libya

Alwasat - Cairo Tue 09 Mar 2021, 06:52 PM
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stressed "the importance of implementing a ceasefire in Libya and reduce tensions in this country."

This came during a phone call between Johnson and Erdogan, which touched on the Libyan file, according to a statement published on the website of the British prime minister, on Monday.

The Turkish presidency reported that Erdogan and Johnson discussed trade, tourism, defense, agriculture, the fight against covid-19, steps to strengthen relations and regional files.

Erdogan stressed Turkey's continued "constructive position on the eastern Mediterranean and Aegean seas, as in the Cyprus issue, and that it maintains its calm position and determination to continue exploratory talks, despite Greece's provocative actions and rhetoric."

Libya's Joint Military Committee signed a ceasefire agreement in Geneva under the auspices of the United Nations on October 23, it included the departure of foreign troops and mercenaries in a 90 day period, which ended without the departure or dismantling of these forces and their departure from Libyan territory.

In early December, the UN revealed the presence of 20,000 "foreign troops and mercenaries" in Libya, and noted the existence of ten military bases in Libya, partially or completely occupied by foreign troops and mercenaries.

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