Asharq Al-awsat English https://aawsat.com/english Middle-east and International News and Opinion from Asharq Al-awsat Newspaper http://feedly.com/icon.svg

Putin, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Discuss Situation in Libya

Putin, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Discuss Situation in Libya

Thursday, 16 July, 2020 - 07:15
Moscow - Raed Jaber

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.


Editor Picks

Multimedia