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Dialogue is only way to end crisis in Libya - Arab League

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) CAIRO, April 5 (KUNA) -- Arab League Secretary-General Ahmad Abul Gheit on Friday Called on the Libyan parties to abide by the political process as the "only way to end the crisis in Libya." In a statement, Abul Gheit stressed the need to reduce the escalation resulting from the recent military movements in the western regions of the country, noting that he is following with concern on the recent developments and the associated renewed fighting and armed clashes.

He pointed out that these events coincide with the time when the international community focuses its efforts with the Libyan parties in order to engage in the political process sponsored by UN envoy Ghassan Salama to hold the National Forum and reach a national consensus.

Abul Gheit stressed that "there is no military solution to the Libyan situation, as reaffirmed by the recent Arab summit in Tunisia," calling on all parties to refrain from any actions that lead to the escalation of the conflict or deepen division among the Libyan people.

In this context, he called for a return to dialogue to reach a purely national solution to bring the country out of its crisis by agreeing on the remaining steps and entitlements to unify state institutions and complete the peaceful democratic transition sought by the Libyan people.

Libya has been through a political and military crisis since the overthrow of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. (end) mfm.hdr.aa


Dialogue is only way to end crisis in Libya - Arab League

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