Libya’s internationally recognized government declares ceasefire, calls for demilitarized zone, departure of foreign forces, resumption of oil exports and elections in 2021

By Sami Zaptia.

London, 21 August 2020:

Faiez Serraj, the prime minister of Libya’s internationally recognized government, last night declared an official ceasefire between his government and the Khalifa Hafter-led forces. At the time of publication, UNSMIL, the U.S., and Italy welcomed the announcement.

In the statement, Serraj called for a demilitarized zone in the Sirte-Jufra de facto ceasefire area, the departure of foreign forces from Libya, the resumption of oil production and exports and the holding of elections in March 2021.

The announcement was mirrored by a ceasefire announcement by the . . .

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