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The President of the United States spoke with Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the progress in the reopening after the pandemic

The president of United States, Donald trump, he talked to his colleague about Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on progress in reopening and boosting world economies after the pandemic of coronavirusas well as the situation in Libya and Syriareported the White House.

“The two leaders also discussed critical regional and bilateral issues,” the White House spokesman said on his Twitter account, Judd Deere.

Trump, the spokesperson explained, reiterated his “concern about the worsening of foreign interference in Libya and the need for rapid reduction. “

Both rulers “reaffirmed the urgent need for a political solution to the conflict in Syria, as well as unimpeded humanitarian access throughout the country ”.

Last December, Trump and his counterpart from Egypt, Abdelfatah al SisiThey rejected foreign interference in Libya, and urged the parties to take urgent measures to resolve the conflict in that country before it loses control of foreign actors.

Last Thursday, the warlike tension between Turkey and the general Khalifa Hafter, an unrecognized government guardian in eastern Libya and a strong man in the country, shot himself after officials in the Government of National Accord (GNA) supported by the Un in Tripoli (GNA) they denounced the arrival in Libya of eight Russian warplanes in aid of the controversial officer.

Intelligence sources linked to the GNA indicated that six class devices Mig-29 and two guy Sukhoi24 landed in the east as part of a plan to intensify attacks on their interests from the air base that the forces of Hafter (LNA) has in the oasis of Jufrah, in the center of the country.

This Friday, the forces under Hafter’s command accused Turkey of violating the arms embargo imposed by the UN in 2011 and sending Syrian mercenaries to help the GNA.

Libya has been a failed state, a victim of chaos and civil war, since in 2011 NATO contributed militarily to the victory of the various rebel groups over the dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi.

Since Hafter encircled the capital in April 2019 to take it from the GNA, – imposed three years earlier by the UN after its failed peace plan – the fratricidal confrontation has turned into a privatized multinational conflict without armies, fought by local militias and foreign mercenaries hired by both parties.

While Turkey, Italy and Qatar support the GNA, Hafter is backed by Russian, Sudanese, Chadian and Syrian mercenaries, in addition to economic and military aid from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Russia and France.

Washington reacted harshly last October to Turkey’s foray into northern Syria. Back then, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) blocked assets and prohibited entry into the U.S. of the National Defense Ministers, Hulusi Akar, the Interior Minister, Suleyman Soylu, and the Energy Minister, Fatih Donmez.

It also sanctioned the ministries of National defense and Energy as government instruments for the incursion into Syria against the Kurds.

With information from EFE