Published: January 14, 2020
FILE PHOTO: Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who dominates eastern Libya, arrives to attend an international conference on Libya at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s defence ministry said on Tuesday that Khalifa Haftar, commander of forces in eastern Libya, had been positive about a ceasefire deal drafted at talks in Moscow and is taking two days to discuss it, the Interfax news agency reported.
Russia’s defence ministry said the readiness of parties in the Libyan conflict to support a ceasefire had created a positive atmosphere, Interfax reported, amid a diplomatic push to stabilise the situation there.
Reporting by Polina Devitt; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by John Stonestreet source