Russian officials have hailed “progress,” although Libyan warlord Haftar has delayed signing the agreement. Warring factions are due in Berlin later this month to finalize a permanent cessation of hostilities.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday that most parties to the conflict have signed the agreement except for Libyan general-turned-warlord Khalifa Haftar and his ally Aguila Saleh, speaker of Libya’s breakaway parliament in the east.
“There has been certain progress,” said Lavrov. But Haftar and Aguila “have asked for a bit more time until morning to make a decision on signing” the document, he added.
Haftar, who leads the militia known as Libyan National Army, is a key guarantor of the rival eastern government’s power.
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WNU Editor: They have been fighting for years. It is not going to easy to end this conflict.
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Progress made in Libya talks, but Haftar delays signing ceasefire deal — Middle East Eye
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