China Calls for Permanent Ceasefire in Libya

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On Wednesday, the Chinese envoy to the UN called for a permanent ceasefire in Libya, particularly in light of the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

China’s acting deputy representative to the United Nations, Yao Shaojun, said that all parties to the Libyan conflict must put the interests of the country, and its people first by agreeing on a permanent ceasefire.

Shaojun also called for the strict implementation of the UN arms embargo by member states.

He told the UN Security Council that China supported a Libyan led political process and encourages the United Nations and regional organizations such as the African Union and the Arab League to continue their mediation efforts to solve the crisis.

While respecting Libya’s independence, unity and sovereignty, the international community should continue to assist Libya so that the country achieves peace, stability and development.