Brazil voices concern over escalating violence in Libya

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-13 15:12:55|Editor: xuxin
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RIO DE JANEIRO, April 13 (Xinhua) -- The Brazilian government on Friday released an official statement expressing its concern over the recent escalation of violence in Libya.

In the statement released by the country's Foreign Ministry, Brazil called for a cessation of hostilities in Libya and reaffirmed its support for the United Nations' (UN's) efforts in the North African country.

"The Brazilian government has followed with great concern the news of the recent military escalation in Libya, with reports of over a hundred dead and wounded in conflicts in the outskirts of the Libyan capital city Tripoli, and thousands of people having to leave their homes over the last days," the government said.

"In reaffirming its belief that there is no military solution to the crisis in Libya, the Brazilian government calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities and a resumption of dialogue," it said.

The government also "reiterates its support for the efforts of the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative in Libya Ghassan Salame, for the promotion of an inclusive political process, seeking national reconciliation and lasting peace for the country," it said.