Turkey and Russia agree to continue efforts to encourage the Libyan parties to cease fire and combat terrorism, and there is no solution to the crisis except under the auspices of the United Nations.

Turkey and Russia reiterated that there is no military solution to the crisis in Libya, and they agreed to continue efforts to encourage the Libyan parties to cease-fire.

On Wednesday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry released a joint statement issued after high-level Turkish-Russian consultations on Libya held in the capital, Ankara.

The Turkish Anadolu news agency quoted the statement as saying that the two countries confirmed that there is no military solution to the crisis in Libya, and that the problem can only be solved through a political process led by the Libyans and their care and facilitation from the United Nations.

The consultations between the Turkish and Russian sides affirmed the “necessity to continue combating terrorist persons and entities in Libya designated by the UN Security Council”.

They renewed their determination to continue bilateral contacts with the aim of ensuring the security and stability of Libya and improving the humanitarian situation.

The statement indicated that the two countries reached an agreement regarding the continuation of joint efforts, including encouraging the Libyan parties, with the aim of creating conditions for the declaration of a permanent ceasefire and the promotion of political dialogue between the Libyans in coordination with the United Nations.