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EU calls for immediate Libya ceasefire, respect of int’ law, protection of civilians, return to negotiations, implementation of UN arms embargo and appointment of new UNSMIL head

Following on from the report to the UN Security Council on Libya on 11 May by Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Turkey’s escalatory statement on 10 May warning that it could target Khalifa Hafter’s (commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) ‘‘elements’’ directly, following his missiles landing near Turkey’s Tripoli …

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Libya’s Foreign Ministry urges international community to end Haftar’s attacks on civilians

Libya on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to take a stand against rocket attacks by warlord Khalifa Haftar’s forces that struck dangerously close to the Turkish and Italian foreign missions in Tripoli. 

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Guterres calls on the international community to push for a ceasefire in Libya

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres on Monday, called on all member states of the Security Council, to use their authority in achieving a ceasefire and to create a conducive atmosphere for political talks to take place, in line with SC resolutions.

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Libya’s internationally recognized government rejects blatant interference in its internal affairs by France, Greece, Egypt, UAE and Cyprus joint statement

Libya’s internationally recognized government based in Tripoli, through a statement by its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, today rejected the joint statement by France, Greece, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Cyprus on the Libyan-Turkish Maritime Memorandum of Understanding.

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China’s Balancing Act in Libya

Among the bevy of great and middle powers involved in Libya, China is often neglected. It is not pouring in mercenaries or conducting airstrikes, but China is steadily investing and exerting influence in ways that promote Libya’s eventual integration into China’s global ambitions.

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