President Erdogan says Libya’s Haftar not looking ready for ceasefire

EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Libya’s General Khalifa Haftar’s refusal to sign the peace agreement and the striking statement from his spokesperson shows that he has no intention of forging a ceasefire or establishing peace in the North African desert nation.

Last week, world leaders attended the Libya peace summit in Berlin, Germany where they discussed the way forward in ending the conflict in Libya.

World leaders have made commitment to refrain from interference in the armed conflict or in the internal affairs in Libya and urged all international actors to do the same.

However, president Erdogan maintained that both Berlin and Moscow agreements were forged together by the parties involved but Haftar refined from signing either one of them.

“Although, the Berlin process was widely attended, Haftar remained in his hotel room in order to follow the development downstairs. An MoU of 55 articles will be submitted to the United Nations Security Council,” he said.

Turkish national assembly have unanimously approved the deployment of troops to Libya where the United Nations organised government has been struggling to stop an advance by forces led by General Khalifa Haftar.

President Erdogan told journalists during his visit to The Gambia that Mr Sarraj is the officially recognise leader by the United Nations security council, saying Haftar is a coup leader who gained support from the Abu Dhabi administration.

Erdogan added that primly Haftar and all the forces around him are nearly liaison and they have been primly supported by the Abu Dhabi administration, saying money has been allocated and funds are being supported from them.

He said liaisons from Sudan also started getting deployed in order to support Haftar in the numbers more than five thousand as far as they know, saying unfortunately this is the current plans for Libya so they hope and pray that peace will be restored in Libya.

“The Libyan peace process is at a brink of a smoking gun which clearly shows that Haftar have no intentions of forging a ceasefire and he has no intentions whatsoever of establishing peace.”

President Erdogan said he hopes that the previous attenders of the Berlin process heard about the statement as well so that they can readjust their stance in this matter.

Story written by Juldeh Njie 

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