UN Security Council calls for 'lasting ceasefire' in Libya

By: AFP      Published: 02:36 AM, 13 Feb, 2020
UN Security Council calls for 'lasting ceasefire' in Libya

The UN Security Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution calling for a “lasting ceasefire” in war-torn Libya, where a fragile truce has been in place since January.

The text, drafted by Britain, was approved by 14 votes out of 15, with Russia abstaining.

It was subject to weeks of discussions, reflecting deep international divisions over Libya despite world leaders recently agreeing to end all foreign interference in the country and to uphold a weapons embargo.