The Spanish government demanded yesterday the “immediate cessation” of the offensive launched by the forces of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar on Tripoli, the capital of Libya, which Government is recognized by the international community. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), at least 47 people have died and another 181 have been wounded in recent days in the fighting around Tripoli, since Marshal Haftar began his offensive on April 3, leading the self-appointed Libyan National Army, loyal to the Government settled in the East of Libya.
A note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicates that the Spanish Government regrets the high number of victims and, in addition to calling for the immediate cessation of the offensive, calls on all parties to restraint to prevent a military escalation.
Spain asks the parties to agree on the humanitarian truce demanded by the United Nations and to guarantee the safety of civilians. Also reiterates its support for the indefatigable work of the United Nations Special Representative for Libya, Ghassan Salamé, and calls for the return of all actors to political dialogue and to definitively discard the military way as a solution to the Libyan crisis.