On Friday, the UAE confirmed its willingness to cooperate “closely” with the UN Security Council and the new US administration to find a peaceful solution to the Libya crisis, after Washington accused it of interfering militarily there.
The UAE delegate to the United Nations, Lana Nusseibeh, said in a statement that “there is an urgent need to renew diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict in Libya.”
She added that her country “is ready to work closely with all members of the Security Council, including the new US administration, to achieve a peaceful settlement for the Libyan people.”
Nusseibeh added that the UAE welcomes the Security Council’s call for the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Libya, saying that foreign interventions “must stop now.”
During a video meeting of the UN Security Council on Thursday, Richard Mills, the acting US representative to the United Nations, called on “all external parties – including Russia, Turkey and the Emirates – to respect Libyan sovereignty and immediately end all military interventions in Libya.”
Last December, the United Nations estimated about 20,000 foreign mercenaries and military personnel deployed in Libya in support of the two camps of the conflict, namely the internationally recognized Government of National Accord and the forces of retired Major General Khalifa Haftar. The United Nations also counted 10 military bases that partially or fully house forces. Foreign in the country.