Libya’s Al-Sirraj urges Saudi Crown Prince to back defenders and denounce attackers in Tripoli

Al-Sirraj meets with MBS on the sidelines of the OIC Summit in Mecca. [Photo: Social Media]
The Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj attended on Friday the Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held urgently in Saudi Arabia – Jeddah – to discuss the current unrest in the gulf and Islamic region and the repercussions of US-Iran dispute. 

On the sidelines, Al-Sirraj met with the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and talked with him about the ongoing fighting in Tripoli, the media office of the Presidential Council has reported.

It added that Al-Sirraj told bin Salman that Libya is looking forward to seeing a new stance for Saudi Arabia regarding the Libyan crisis; a stance that doesn’t liken the attackers of Tripoli, democracy and the civilian state to their defenders.

He also asked bin Salman to deplore the attack on Tripoli and urge the attacking forces led by Khalifa Haftar to retreat to their previous positions as of before April 04.

Al-Sirraj told bin Salman that the countries which are supporting Haftar with arms and military equipment are partners in the violations committed in Tripoli and the violations of the UN arms embargo.

Bin Salman reiterated that Saudi Arabia is with the stability and security in Libya and doesn’t support any military escalation in the country, saying there is no military solution to Libya’s crisis.

“We’re ready to play a role in bringing together all Libyans on the dialogue table and to rely them around a Libyan national solution that ends the current escalation and allow Libyans to be secure and stable.” Bin Salman said.

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