Saudi FM voices keenness on preserving Libya's unity

Source: Xinhua| 2020-01-15 20:58:49|Editor: xuxin
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CAIRO, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud highlighted here on Wednesday the Kingdom's keenness on preserving the unity of the Libyan territories.

Addressing the Arab Parliament in an aired session, he called on the conflicting parties "to be engaged in a true national dialogue that leads to a peaceful solution" for the war-torn country.

He warned against countries that support terrorist groups that threaten security and stability of the Arab region and its people.

Libya has been engaged in a civil war since the ouster and killing of former leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

Moscow hosted talks on Jan. 13 for reaching a cease-fire agreement between Khalifa Haftar, commander of the east-based Libyan National Army which has been trying to conquer the capital Tripoli, and Fayez al-Serraj, who heads the Tripoli-based UN-recognized government.

Haftar reportedly left Moscow on Tuesday after holding talks on the Libyan crisis, without signing the cease-fire deal as expected.

Turkey and Russia brokered the negotiations which came after a cease-fire on Jan. 12 initiated by Ankara and Moscow after 11 months of heavy clashes in Libya.