Mevlüt of Cavusoglu: Ramil Sitdikov / RIA Novosti
Russia and Turkey are no fundamental disagreements on the question of peaceful settlement in Libya. The visit of Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Istanbul was moved for another reason, said Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, in an interview with TRT Haber.
“Just to establish a long truce in Libya need to discuss its details, with the participation of the Libyan party in particular, to study further steps. We spoke by telephone with Lavrov and decided to postpone the meeting,” he said. Cavusoglu added that previous meetings on the Libyan resolution has not led to peace, so now we need “to examine in detail”.
At the end of last week it was reported that the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on June 14 to visit Turkey for consultations on regional issues.
4 Jun strength of the national consensus government (NTC) rejected the Libyan national army (LNA) from the capital of the country. After that it was announced the restoration of full government control over the administrative borders of Tripoli. Fighting continues in Sirte, 450 kilometers East of the capital.
In 2011, the Libyan civil war broke out. Was overthrown and killed Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled the country since 1969. On the side of his opponents fought the forces of the international coalition, which includes France, USA, UK and other countries. Currently in Libya there is a situation of dual power: on the East in the city of Tobruk, seat of the Parliament, headed by field Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot, in the West in Tripoli — the national consensus government.
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