Negotiations have begun in Moscow following Putin Erdogan’s initiative on Libya

Negotiations have begun in Moscow following Putin Erdogan’s initiative on Libya

Turkish Foreign Ministers Mevlut Cavusoglu and Defence Minister Hulusi Akar are in Moscow, where they are engaged in talks with their Russian counterparts Sergey Lavrov and Sergey Shoygu to find a solution to the Libyan crisis.

Russian and Turkish officials met in the Russian capital to facilitate talks between Fayez al-Sarraj of the UN-recognized government in Tripoli and Khalifa Haftar.

The meeting began with talks between Russian and Turkish officials, Mariya Zaharova, the spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry, told reporters.

In addition, it was confirmed that Al-Sarraj and Haftar, who will meet with the Russian and Turkish delegations, have arrived in Moscow.

“In the context of the implementation of the initiative of the Presidents of Russia and Turkey, which was announced at the end of the Istanbul Summit [last week], intra-Libyan contacts will be held today in Moscow under the auspices of the Foreign and Defence Ministers of Russia and Turkey. Sarraj, Haftar and representatives of other parties are expected to participate in these contacts”, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

On January 12, the warring parties in Libya announced a ceasefire in response to an invitation by the Russian and Turkish Presidents./ibna