02/01/2020 – The Arab League called has called for prevention against foreign interference in war-torn Libya following military and maritime agreements signed by Turkey and Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), al-Arabiya reported on Wednesday.
The pan-Arab organisation’s permanent representatives on Tuesday passed a resolution “stressing the necessity to prevent interference that could contribute to facilitating the arrival of foreign extremists in Libya,” in a meeting at its Cairo headquarters requested by Egypt, it said.
The league further expressed “serious concern over the military escalation further aggravating the situation in Libya and which threatens the security and stability of neighbouring countries and the entire region”.
Turkey and the U.N.-recognised Libyan government signed in November a memorandum of understanding on a maritime delimitation deal and a military cooperation agreement, which will pave the way for Ankara to send arms and troops to help Tripoli government fighting against the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA).
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said Turkey would deploy troops to Libya there if it receives such a request from the GNA.
Turkey is set to hold a vote in parliament on deploying troops in support of Libya’s UN-recognised government, which hash been fighting an offensive led by the rival LNA, led by General Khalifa Haftar, in the east of the country since April.
The LNA is supported by Russia, Egypt, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.
Sahel-Elite (Bamako-Mali) | Photo: By AHVAL