Fayez al-Sarraj warns Non-Aligned Summit against Libya's move to civil war

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Tripoli, Libya, October 26 (Infosplusgabon) - The chairman of the presidential council in Libya, Fayez al-Sarraj, has warned against the development of the war in Tripoli into "a devastating civil war, which will not only affect Libya, but will also negatively affect the entire region and have serious repercussions on everyone".

 

 

Al-Sarraj was addressing the 18th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement(NAM) which opened Friday in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, under the theme "Responding Together and Appropriately to the Challenges of the Modern World while Respecting the Bandung Principles".

 

He highlighted the exceptional and extremely dangerous circumstances facing the country, including "the deepening of the political and institutional divide, fuelled and supported by external parties, which consisted of an attack on the Libyan capital, Tripoli, aiming at reversing legitimacy, undermining the political process and gaining power".

 

He said the consequences of this aggression had resulted in "irreparable loss of life of Libyan youth, waves of population displacements from the conflict zones, and the destruction of hundreds of houses, hospitals, properties and infrastructure.

 

It has also “documented violations committed by belligerent militias, according to international humanitarian law, international human rights law and UN Security Council resolutions, which can amount to war crimes".

 

T al-Sarraj called on countries supporting the aggressor to review their positions and respect the principles of non-interference by the NAM, after it had become clear that this approach was unnecessary and could only result in the murder of more Libyans.

 

He underlined "the desire of Libyans to live in peace and that their country should maintain relations of cooperation and mutual respect, without interfering in their internal affairs".

 

Clashes have been raging for more than seven months on the outskirts of Tripoli between forces of the Libyan national army based in the East and led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar and troops of the Army loyal to the government of national unity chaired by Fayez al-Sarraj, based in Tripoli and recognized by the international community.

 

al-Sarraj reaffirmed in his speech Libya's support for the Palestinian people to enable them to realize their legitimate rights.

 

These include the right to establish an independent state with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital, in accordance with the Arab Peace Initiative, and his support for efforts to find a peaceful settlement in Syria and Yemen.

 

The summit of the Non-Aligned Movement will conclude its work Saturday with the adoption of three documents: the final communiqué, the Baku declaration and the declaration on Palestine.

 

 

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