The Russian Foreign Ministry earlier said that Haftar left for Benghazi without signing the agreement and wanted two days to discuss it. The Government of National Accord (GNA) delegation, headed by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, signed the agreement before leaving Moscow for Istanbul.
The Russian MoD said Haftar’s assessment of the final statement after negotiations with the rival GNA was “positive.”
But before signing, he took two days to discuss the paper with the leader of the tribes that support the LNA.
Libya remains divided since 2011 following NATO’s bombing campaign which led to the overthrow of longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi, and devastation of the once prosperous state.