Erdogan: Libya’s ceasefire deal seems unreliable

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said the permanent ceasefire agreement between Libya’s warring parties announced Friday “does not seem to be reliable.”

“The cease-fire agreement is not one at the highest level. Time will show how long it will persist at a lower level,” Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul.

Comparing it to humanitarian truces in the current Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes, Erdogan said that Armenia breached the ceasefires and failed to keep their promises.

“I hope that doesn’t happen here and this Libyan ceasefire decision will be followed,” he said.

Earlier Friday, the UN acting envoy to Libya announced the signing of a ceasefire agreement between the delegations of the country’s two main warring sides.

“The 5 + 5 Joint Military Commission talks in Geneva today culminate in a historic achievement as Libyan teams reach a permanent cease-fire agreement across Libya. This achievement is an important turning point towards peace and stability in Libya,” Stephanie Williams added.


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