Progress’ in Russia-hosted Libya truce talks

Progress’ in Russia-hosted Libya truce talks

Russia says there’s been progress at talks in Moscow aimed at cementing a ceasefire in Libya.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Libya’s UN-backed government, led by Fayez al-Serraj, had signed an agreement.

But renegade General Khalifa Haftar has asked for more time to consider the deal.

It’s hoped he’ll sign it on Tuesday.

The general has been trying to capture the capital, Tripoli, which is held by the government.

He’s backed by Russia, while the government has Turkish support.

Last week both the Turks and the Russians called for a truce, then invited the warring sides to Moscow for talks to consolidate the ceasefire

Source: BBC

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