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Libyan, Tunisian leaders hold phone talks

Kais Saied, Fayez al-Sarraj discuss latest developments in Libya, says Tunisian Presidency

27.05.2020
Libyan, Tunisian leaders hold phone talks

TUNIS 

Tunisia’s leader discussed the latest developments in Libya by phone with his Libyan counterpart Tuesday, the Tunisian Presidency said in a statement. 

Speaking with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, President Kais Saied reaffirmed Tunisia's position in favor of international legitimacy and an inter-Libyan solution which reflects the will of the sovereign Libyan people to decide their future without any interference, the Presidency said..

Following the ouster of late ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya's government was founded in 2015 under a UN-led political deal.

Libya's government has been under attack by militias loyal to renegade commander Khalifa Haftar who have been trying to capture the capital Tripoli since April 2019, with more than 1,000 killed in the violence.

The government launched Operation Peace Storm on March 26 to counter attacks on the capital.

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