Putin, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Discuss Situation in Libya
Russian President Vladimir Putin has held phone conversations with several world leaders to discuss the situation in Libya and push for a settlement.
The Kremlin said in a statement on Wednesday that Putin and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, discussed during a phone call the importance of unifying efforts to resolve the Libyan crisis.
They stressed “the importance of dialogue and unifying international efforts to reach a diplomatic settlement,” it said.
Later Wednesday, the Kremlin said that Putin held a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Their talks focused on the situation in Libya and “mobilizing international efforts to calm the situation and push for a political settlement,” it stated.
Putin had earlier discussed the developments in the war-torn country with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Moscow has accused Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) of preventing the implementation of a ceasefire.
It stressed the importance of Turkey’s role in influencing the GNA to abide by the ceasefire.