US, Western countries welcome ceasefire in Libya - The Libyan Report

US, Western countries welcome ceasefire in Libya

The embassies of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Delegation of the European Union said in a statement on Sunday that they join the UN Support Mission for Libya in welcoming the acceptance by parties in Libya of a ceasefire on January 12.

The embassies added that they hail the announcement that both the Presidential Council and Khalifa Haftar will halt military operations in Tripoli.

"We urge the parties to seize this fragile opportunity to address the key political, economic, and security issues underlaying the conflict." They said.

They added that in the spirit of the upcoming Berlin conference, they remain committed to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Libya, free from undue external interferences.

"We are prepared to support Libyan parties in achieving a long-term cessation of hostilities and a political settlement that will enable all Libyans to enjoy a more peaceful and prosperous future." The statement reads. source