U.S and GNA joint statement warns against Russian influence in Libya
Following a meeting in Washington D.C between the U.S Department of State and a delegation of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) represented by Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala and Minister of Interior Fathi Bashaga, the Department of State issued on 14 November a joint statement on U.S.-Libya Security Dialogue. In the statement, the U.S Department of State calls for the Libyan National Army (LNA) to end its offensive on Tripoli and warns against Russia’s « attempts to exploit the conflict » in support to Libya’s territorial integrity. This declaration follows a thread of reports about Russia’s alleged undercover activities in Africa in general, and in Libya in particular. The statement can be interpreted as a sign of the U.S’s renewed interest in the Libyan crisis and willingness to be involved.
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