Libya’s High Council of State and the Government of National Accord (GNA) welcomed Turkey and Russia’s call to reach a cease-fire in the country, reports said Thursday.
“The High Council of State welcomes the statement made by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding the Libyan crisis and the attack on the capital,” a statement released by the council said.
The statement added that it fully supports all initiatives ensuring the protection of Libyan people’s lives and strives to stop the war.
The council also noted that any calls for dialogue need to adhere to the Skhirat Agreement signed by different political factions in Morocco in December 2015.
Libya's High Council of State, an executive and advisory body, was formed as part of the Libyan Political Agreement (Skhirat Agreement) signed on Dec. 17, 2015 in Skhirat, Morocco to end the civil war in the country under the guidance of the United Nations.
The GNA also said in a statement that it welcomed the call, saying they want peace, security and protection of the national unity of Libya and believe there's a political solution for the crisis.