Accord Government announced its approval of Moscow and Ankara's call for a cease-fire, hours after a similar declaration was issued by the Libyan National Army.
Accord said in a statement that, in response to the invitation of the Turkish President and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, the Prime Minister of the Accord Government, Fayez al-Sarraj, announced a "ceasefire that started at 00:00" on Sunday, stressing, however, its "legitimate right to self-defense," by responding. Against any attack or aggression that might happen from the other side. "
After the Libyan National Army announced, on Saturday, a ceasefire in the western region of the country, it returned and revealed that groups affiliated with Accord Government had violated the truce in Tripoli.
The army also confirmed that its forces were committed to the armistice, despite their breach by accord groups.
On Saturday, the Libyan army announced a cease-fire in the western region of the country, on the condition that the other side abide by the truce.
In a video statement by the army, carried by the spokesperson for the General Command of the Libyan Armed Forces, Ahmed al-Mismari, he confirmed the cessation of hostilities in the western region of the country, as of 00:01 on January 12.
The Libyan army spokesman also pledged that the response would be harsh for any breach of this truce.
The announcement of the armistice comes after an agreement reached a few days ago between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to call on all parties to the Libyan crisis to declare a truce from Sunday night.
On Saturday, Putin announced that additional consultations with the two parties to the Libyan crisis are planned after the ceasefire system went into effect.