Russia, UAE are calling for an immediate cease-fire in Libya

Both Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Emirati counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan called for an immediate cessation of hostilities and a comprehensive political settlement to the conflicts in Libya and other hotspots in the region.

This came during a phone call between the two ministers, in which they discussed a number of urgent issues, according to what the Russian Foreign Ministry announced.

For his part, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed stressed the UAE's steadfast stance supporting the political track to solve the Libyan crisis, praising the Egyptian efforts in this regard.

The Emirati Minister of Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, said last Thursday that our Arab world and its capitals cannot be a rumor of regional interference without reckoning or punishment.

Gargash added in a tweet at his expense on Twitter, that the time for crowd intervention, militia, and Janissary mercenaries must take place.

And the UAE warned, on Tuesday, of what it described as the war that is taking place around Sirte, in reference to the insistence of the Libyan government of reconciliation supported by Ankara to move towards the city of Sirte.

Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said: "The drums of war that are raging around Sirte in sister Libya threaten serious development and serious humanitarian and political consequences."



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