Despite all international efforts to find a solution to the Libyan crisis, through a clear and correct road map that guarantees the handover of power to an elected party, the foreign mercenaries file The biggest obstacle remains in the country.
While Turkey refused at the end of last month, during the Berlin 2 conference on Libya, Equating its forces with mercenariesKnowing that thousands of them were brought by Ankara over the past two years, America returned and renewed its position.
The regional spokesman for the US State Department, Samuel Warburg, confirmed that the United States opposes any The presence of foreign fighters Or mercenaries, including those affiliated with Turkey, inside Libyan territory.
He said in a television interview, Tuesday, that America welcomes all the steps and achievements that Libya has achieved during this year, stressing that his country will stand by the Libyan people.
No exceptions, no half-agreement
The Foreign Ministry spokesman also responded to Turkey’s insistence that its forces remain in Libya, that his country’s position is very clear, as America rejects any presence of any foreign forces or mercenaries on Libyan soil, including those affiliated with Turkey.
He also stressed that the United States does not see an exception with regard to the issue of the exit of foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya, and that half of any agreement signed by the Libyan government cannot be implemented.
An important role for Egypt
He stressed that it is time to focus on the progress made by the Libyan people.
He also renewed the support of America, its partners and allies in the region, to support the Libyans in paving the way to the elections scheduled for December 2021.
In addition, he pointed out that the United States believes that Egypt plays an important and positive role in what happened and is happening in the neighboring country.
The Libyan government, too
It is noteworthy that the Libyan government had stressed, in a statement last month, the urgent importance of removing all mercenaries, foreign forces and armed groups, to achieve security and stability within the framework of a comprehensive plan.
A picture of mercenaries in Tripoli
At the time, Libyan Foreign Minister Najla al-Manqush expressed her optimism about this file, stressing that international forces had made progress during the Berlin talks regarding the expulsion of foreign fighters from the country, although the final statement issued by the United Nations-backed conference did not specify any concrete new measures. .
It is noteworthy that in addition to the thousands of Syrian mercenaries that Ankara has brought over the past months to the Libyan territories, where about 6000 of them are still stationed there, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, it has also sent hundreds of soldiers and military advisors to Tripoli and other Libyan regions.