The UN talks with the warring parties in Libya ended without results
UN talks with hostile parties in Libya to consolidate a temporary ceasefire in and around Tripoli, the capital that began on February 3rd in Geneva, ended with no results Saturday.
A UN statement released on Saturday stresses that further talks have been proposed later this month, as both sides agree on the need to continue negotiations.
The current ceasefire between the government of Faiz al-Saraj, which controls the Libyan capital, and the Khalifa Khutter, who controls the oil-rich east of Libya on Jan. 6, was caused by Russian and Turkish efforts, but the two sides failed on several occasions. Have.
The oil-rich country of Libya is now divided between two rival states, and both sides have the support of several foreign states that are apparently seeking to expand their influence in Libya to access its oil resources.
The United Nations-backed Faize government in Siraj has only a small area in western Libya, including Tripoli.
Since last April, General Khawftar forces, who control much of eastern and southern Libya, have been trying to oust Tripoli from the Faiz al-Saraj forces by attacking the capital.