Tuesday 14 January 2020
Al-Arabiya satellite correspondent said that Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, commander of the Libyan National Army, left the Russian capital, Moscow, on Tuesday morning, without signing a ceasefire agreement in Libya.
Moscow had said that the head of the Libyan National Accord government signed a document specifying the terms of the armistice in Libya, while Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, commander of the Libyan National Army, requested additional time to study it.
“I would like to announce progress that has been achieved up to this point, and since this morning, intensive consultations took place with the participation of the Libyan parties with the support of the foreign and defense ministers of the republic,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in a press conference held on Monday with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlev Cawushoglu. Turkish and Russian Federation, during which a document was considered that allows the identification of issues related to the cease-fire regime, which was announced at midnight on January 12.
“This draft final document for today’s meetings has been studied in detail, and it has been the subject of very new negotiations, and today we can announce that certain progress has been made,” Lavrov said.