Ankara hopes Washington to play a more active role in Libya

ANKARA, (BM) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu believes that the United States needs to be more involved in resolving the situation in Libya, NTV reported, learned

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“For some reason, America is not very active in Libya. But stability in that region benefits NATO. The US needs to play a more active role in Libya. We will discuss this topic with the United States at the expert level, and then at the ministerial level, after which the leaders will be able to exchange views on this matter,” Cavusoglu said.

He again pointed out that the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar “has completely lost legitimacy”, and the head of the Government of National Accord (PNS) of Libya, Faiz Saraj, is “the only legal force in Libya”.

“At the insistence of Russia, Haftar accepted the recent truce. <…> Now he is blocking the export of oil, which he seized in a pirate way. He proved that he will not become the future of Libya,” said Cavusoglu.

Earlier, the Turkish presidential administration reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Erdogan. The Kremlin said that Putin and Erdogan expressed deep concern over the ongoing large-scale clashes in Libya.

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