Nicosia has welcomed the fact that an agreement was reached during the Berlin Conference on Libya, expecting to see its results. At the same time, it described as negative the fact that no meeting took place in Berlin between Fayez Al Sarraj and Khalifa Haftar.
“We welcome the conclusion of an agreement on a comprehensive settlement plan that will have to be approved that the UN Security Council. We also welcome the ceasefire. We consider this as a positive development not only for the region but for the whole world,” Government Spokesman Kyriacos Koushos has told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA), adding that clashes in Libya have a negative effect in the Eastern Mediterranean region which is already under tension.
“We consider the ceasefire as a positive development not only for the region but for the whole world.”
“We hope that with the establishment of the technical committee that has already been announced and which will convene next week at the UN headquarters in Geneva the international community will be able to maintain the ceasefire and the parties will take positive steps towards the comprehensive settlement of the problem,” Koushos said invited to comment on the outcome of the Conference on Libya.
At the same time, he noted that “we cannot ignore the negative aspects like the fact that Fayez Al Sarrazj and Khalifa Hafter did not meet, and did not even enter the venue where the Conference took place. We also express our concern for the news by the Syrian Observatory that Turkey has been training Syrian soldiers to send them to the Libyan front,” the spokesman noted.
“We also express our concern for the news by the Syrian Observatory that Turkey has been training Syrian soldiers to send them to the Libyan front.”
He expressed hope that the commitments that have been undertaken will be met with the help of the international community.
The technical committee aims, among others, to maintain and solve problems that might come up, he added.
Moreover, he noted that Cyprus follows with great interest and concern the developments and expects to see the results of the positive outcome in Berlin. “As a factor of peace and stability in the region we are clearly interested in what is happening,” he said.
Speaking later on after a meeting with the President of the Citizens` Alliance movement George Lillikas, Koushos also said that “we would like to see a settlement of the problem of Libya and we are ready to contribute to this to the extent we are able to do so.”