The President of the Arab Parliament, Meshaal bin Fahim Al-Salami, has sent letters to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the UN Security Council calling for all the conflicting parties in Libya to be obligated to an immediate ceasefire.
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In a letter, Al-Salami called on international organizations to intervene in an immediate cease-fire in Libya, in order to protect civilians and create conditions for the resumption of the United Nations-sponsored political process in Libya.
He stressed that Libya is living in a very difficult humanitarian situation in light of the spread of the Corona epidemic, the siege imposed on some Libyan cities, and the continuation of the military operations that led to the fall of a number of dead and injured and the accompanying reprisals.
The President of the Arab Parliament stressed the need to inject the blood of the Libyan people, especially in these blessed days in which Muslims in all countries of the world are preparing to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr.
Al-Salami affirmed that a political solution is the best way to tackle the crisis in Libya, calling on the United Nations to stop foreign interference in Libyan affairs that are feeding the parties to the conflict, and to prevent the transfer of arms and foreign fighters in compliance with relevant Security Council resolutions.
Libya suffers a sharp division in state institutions, between the East which is run by the parliament and the national army, and between the West where the Presidential Council of the Wefaq government is headed by Faiz al-Sarraj, which is the internationally recognized government but it has not won the confidence of Parliament.
Since the April 4 of last year, the Libyan capital, Tripoli and its environs, have been in constant battles between the Libyan army and forces affiliated with the Al-Wefaq government, which left hundreds of dead and thousands wounded.