Al-Arabiya news network has quoted sources confirming that there are significant gaps in the draft agreement between the parties in Libya that could prevent it from being signed in Moscow.
Earlier today, the Libyan national army confirmed that its forces remained in place and did not withdraw from the capital, Tripoli.
The Libyan army chief, Khalifa Hafter, and the head of the Al-Wefaq government, Fayez Al-Sarraj, arrived this morning in Moscow for talks to reach a ceasefire.
On his part, Al-Sarraj rejected meeting with Haftar, and informed that his government, located in Tripoli, is only to “negotiate with the Russians and the Turks.”
On another hand, sources revealed the terms that both parties are negotiating over, as follows:
- Russia supervises the ceasefire by sending Russian delegations to Libya.
- Turkey will stop deploying forces to Tripoli.
- International supervision of the ceasefire will involve the United Nations.
- There will be an international supervision of sea and land outlets, and the national army takes charge of securing oil and gas wells.
- The armistice includes withdrawing the forces from “Al-Wefaq” and the Libyan National Army, returning to the barracks without any conditions, and adopting the path of political negotiation only.
- Some armed militias surrender their weapons.
- Dividing tasks and powers between the “Al-Wefaq” government on the one hand, the Libyan parliament and the army chief, Khalifa Haftar, on the other.
- A binding document will be signed by Haftar and Al-Sarraj, both shall be bound by it and cannot be revoked.
- There will be tasks for the Libyan national army, the most prominent of which is combating terrorism and terrorist organizations, and this will be done in coordination with Al-Sarraj.
- There are negotiations to introduce amendments to the “reconciliation” government, but it is still at an early stage.