Libya calls for unified efforts to mitigate effects of Sudan conflict

The head of the Libyan Presidential Council Mohamed Menfi has called for a unified position regarding the ongoing conflict in Sudan, reaffirming Libya’s readiness to contribute to efforts to stop the war.

This came during Menfi’s participation in Sudan’s Neighboring States Summit hosted in Cairo on Thursday, in which governments of neighboring countries of Sudan met to discuss collaboration efforts to bring an end to the current fighting in Sudan which has extended for months now. Continued battles between the Sudanese army and a faction formerly affiliated to the military known as the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have been focused in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, with the repercussions of the conflict overflowing and impacting the region as a whole, including Libya.

In his speech during the opening session of the summit, Menfi assured his support for the outcomes of the Arab summit meeting with the aim of reuniting the Sudanese parties, adding that Libya is ready to contribute to regional and international efforts to stop the war in Sudan, given the repercussions of the Sudanese conflict on all neighboring countries without exception.

Rival Sudanese factions have been accused previously by international reports of participating in the Libyan conflict in the period between 2015 and 2020. The current developments in Sudan are speculated to have led to an increase in human trafficking in the routes passing by North West Sudan and East Libya.

Sources: Sudan’s Neighboring States Summit + Libya Alahrar

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