Russia-US Stress Importance of International Law in Resolving Libyan Crisis

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The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Presidential Special Envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Mikhail Bogdanov, discussed on Friday over the phone with the US ambassador to Moscow, John Sullivan, ways to solve the crises in Syria and Libya.

They confirmed that management of the crises in Libya and Syria must be based on the basic principles of international law and the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

Notably, the Libya rival forces have agreed to a permanent nationwide ceasefire that includes the departure of all foreign fighters and mercenaries from the country within a minimum timeframe of three months.

“This is a good day for the Libyan people,” said Stephanie Williams, the acting head of the United Nations mission in Libya. She added that she saluted the courage and patriotism of the negotiators who made the deal at the UN-sponsored Geneva talks between military officers representing forces in the east and west of the country.