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|16 April, 2019

Qatar foreign minister says Libya's Haftar obstructing dialogue efforts - tweet

Haftar’s eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) advanced to the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya's capital, almost two weeks ago.

Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, speaks during a news conference with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Doha, Qatar February 11, 2019.

Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, speaks during a news conference with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Doha, Qatar February 11, 2019.

REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon

DUBAI  - Qatar's foreign minister said on Tuesday that the actions of eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar were obstructing international efforts towards dialogue in Libya.

"The actions of the militias led by Haftar in Libya are foremost in hindering international efforts to achieve a Libyan national dialogue," said Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, who is also deputy prime minister, in a tweet.

Haftar’s eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) advanced to the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya's capital, almost two weeks ago.

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