Stoltenberg: NATO doesn’t see a military solution to the Libyan conflict

BRUSSIELS, (BM) – NATO is ready to help Libya to establish its defense and security institutions, but believes that there is no military solution to the conflict in the country, and fully supports the efforts of the UN, learned citing the Alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

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According to a NATO communiqué, Stoltenberg phoned Libyan Prime Minister Government Fayez Sarraj on Saturday at the latter’s request to discuss developments in Libya.

“The Secretary General expressed deep concern about the escalation of violence in Libya and stressed that there is no military solution to the conflict in the country,” the communiqué says. “The outcome of the Berlin conference in January 2020 and UN Security Council Resolution 2510 outlined a clear political the way forward”.

“Stoltenberg stressed that NATO fully supports the UN’s work to find a political solution to the crisis, and called on all parties in Libya and members of the international community to support the UN-led process,” the communiqué said.

“It is important that all parties respect the UN embargo on arms supplies,” it emphasizes.

“With regard to possible support, the Secretary General said that NATO remains ready to help establish Libyan defense and security institutions, which was confirmed by the heads of state and government of NATO countries in 2018 and in response to a request from the government for national consent,” the document says – “Libyan NATO assistance will take into account political and security conditions.”


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