Lavrov and Aqeelah confirm futility of military methods to solve Libyan crisis

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Speaker of the Libyan Parliament Aqeela Saleh confirmed the futility of any attempts to resolve the Libyan crisis through military means.

Lavrov and Saleh said in a statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry today, Tuesday, that the two sides exchanged views on the current situation in Libya "in conditions of continuing the military confrontation between the eastern and western political camps" in the country."

The statement pointed out that "both sides stressed the futility of attempts to resolve the crisis militarily, and the need not to delay the launch of a constructive dialogue with the participation of all Libyan political forces."

The two parties also discussed, according to the statement, "a number of international aspects of the Libyan settlement," including the prospects for implementing the decisions of the Berlin International Conference on Libya and the resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council for their confirmation.

In a related context, the US Military Command in Africa (AFRICOM) said on Tuesday that Russia recently sent fighters to Libya to support the forces of Khalifa Haftar.

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