Algeria Voices Readiness to Host Inclusive Dialogue between Libyan Warring Parties

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On Saturday, Algeria expressed its readiness to host an inclusive dialogue based on a ceasefire in order to reach a peaceful solution.

In a statement, the Algerian foreign ministry welcomed the ceasefire announcements made by the Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Speaker of the Parliament, Ageela Saleh.

It also called on the Libyan warring parties to engage in an inclusive political dialogue to end the crisis in Libya.

Algeria affirmed that this consensual initiative reflects the will of its Libyan brothers to resolve the crisis and defend the sovereignty of Libyan people, the statement added.
On Friday, Sarraj announced a ceasefire and end to all hostilities in Libya, calling for presidential and parliamentary elections.

Saleh has also called for a ceasefire and elections, as well as for the resumption of oil exports.

Libya has been locked in a civil war since the ouster and killing of its former leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

The situation escalated in 2014, splitting power between two rival governments with warring forces, namely the GNA, which is based in the capital Tripoli and the Eastern-based government allied with the Libyan National Army led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and the Parliament.