New Delhi: Expressing concern over continuing conflict and instability in Libya, India on Wednesday said it support efforts towards immediate cessation of all hostilities in the north African country.
“The continuing conflict and instability in Libya is a matter of international concern. We support efforts towards immediate cessation of all hostilities in Libya,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said.
“We acknowledge the recent international efforts in this direction, including the Berlin International Conference held on 19 January 2020 and the Cairo Declaration of 6 June 2020, and hope that these initiatives will promote the peaceful resolution of the conflict through an intra-Libyan dialogue taking into account the legitimate aspirations of the Libyan people, while preserving Libya's sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity,” he added.
Libya, which has a significant reserve of oil and gas, has been witnessing escalating violence involving rival groups.