Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, UAE has welcomed an announcement that warring factions in Libya have agreed to resume ceasefire negotiations.
The joint statement by the Egyptian and Emirati foreign ministries “called for parties to fully commit to the political process under the auspices of the UN and the Berlin conference”.
Libya’s eastern-based renegade military commander, Khalifa Haftar, has been waging an offensive to take control of the capital, Tripoli, since April 2019.
His campaign against forces aligned with the UN-recognised Government of National Accord, GNA in Tripoli overturned previous UN-led efforts for a political settlement in Libya.
Recently, Egypt and the UAE have been Haftar’s most prominent backers.
In recent weeks, Turkish support has allowed the GNA to retake several towns in the northwest and a strategic airbase near the Tunisian border.