Source: Moscow – agencies
The Kremlin said that at the Berlin conference, Putin will discuss stopping the fighting in Libya and launching a UN-sponsored dialogue to resolve the conflict in Libya.
In a related context, the Kremlin confirmed that the Libyan army chief, Khalifa Hifter, confirmed, in a letter to Putin, accepting his invitation to visit Moscow to continue the dialogue on Libya.
In his message, Hifter thanked his “dear friend” Putin for his efforts for peace in Libya.
Lavrov: The documents are almost ready
For his part, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov confirmed that the final texts of the Berlin conference are almost ready.
Lavrov said in a press conference: “The final documents have become, in my opinion, almost approved, and they fully respect the UN Security Council resolutions on Libya.”
Lavrov did not specify the content of the texts, as he warned of Excessive optimism Despite the commitment to the ceasefire since January 12 organized by the Russian and Turkish presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
He pointed out that the relations are still “very tense” between the two main parties, the leader of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar, and the head of the Al-Wefaq government, Fayez al-Sarraj, adding: “They refuse even to be in the same place.”
“The most important thing now before the Berlin conference is that the Libyan parties do not repeat the mistakes of the past by proposing new conditions and exchanging accusations,” added the Russian foreign minister, who will be present in Berlin on Sunday.
The main objective of the international conference is to stabilize the armistice and prevent external interference in Libya, especially through military support.
AndTurkey publicly supports al-SarrajAnd, it has supported him by deploying military personnel in Libya, while Russia is suspected of supporting Haftar with arms, money, and mercenaries, despite its official denial.
In a sign of difficulties, Haftar left Moscow, last Sunday, without signing the ceasefire agreement signed by Fayez al-Sarraj. The negotiations took place then in Moscow, which lasted seven hours, through Russian and Turkish mediators, where the two men refused to communicate directly.