In discussions with Turkey, NATO urges for respecting UN arms embargo on Libya

The Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, has expressed concerns regarding current tensions in the eastern Mediterranean and Libya in a phone call with the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

The NATO Chief stressed on the phone that dialogue and deescalation are in the best interest of the region, and that the situation must be resolved in a spirit of allied solidarity and in accordance with international law.

The Secretary General emphasized that NATO fully supports the work of the United Nations to find a political solution to the crisis.

He stressed that all parties in Libya, and all members of the international community, should support the UN-led process and respect the UN arms embargo.

Stoltenberg also expressed support for the Berlin Process, which is complementary to the UN’s efforts to achieve peace and stability in Libya.

Stoltenberg also recalled that Turkey and Greece have been committed NATO allies for decades, working together with all other allies to address common security challenges.


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