Libyan Foreign Minister Abdel-Hadi Al-Hawaij
Libyan Foreign Minister Abdel-Hadi Al-Hawaij

On Friday, Libyan Foreign Minister Abdel-Hadi Al-Hawaij confirmed that all options are open for his country to respond to the brutal Turkish intervention.

Al-Huwaij explained in media statements that the Turkish intervention is a violation of the sovereignty of Libya and that the Libyans support the Cairo initiative and the ceasefire, and continued, "The government of reconciliation led by Al-Sarraj ended its legitimacy."

On Thursday, the Libyan Foreign Minister returned from Moscow after the end of a round of discussions and discussions accompanied by Dr. Ahmid Homa, Deputy Speaker of the Libyan Parliament and delegate of the General Command of the Armed Forces.

In a related context, the Libyan delegation, (Mikhail Bogdanov) met the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, the special envoy of the Russian President for the Middle East and African countries and the chief adviser of the Russian Foreign Ministry, the former Russian ambassador to Libya and high-ranking officials in Moscow.

The Libyan Foreign Ministry says that the prolonged meetings at the headquarters of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs dealt mainly with support for Russian efforts to cease fire, activate the (Cairo Declaration and Berlin Outputs) and discuss the strategic partnership between the two friendly countries in various fields.

She emphasized that Russia valued the position of the General Command and the House of Representatives from declaring the Cairo initiative, especially the ceasefire and the return to the political process according to the constants of the Libyan people, which are based on the departure of foreign mercenaries, the rejection of foreign aggression, the dismantling of militias, the establishment of the state of law and institutions, the end of terrorism and the guarantee of a fair distribution of wealth.

On the other side, this comes after Moscow canceled last Sunday a visit of its foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, and its defense minister, Sergei Shoigu, to Turkey to discuss developments in the situation in Libya.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the visit was postponed without clarifying the reason for the cancellation, but experts stressed at the time that the continuing differences between the two countries on the Libyan file is the strongest reason.