The meeting between Prime Minister-designate Fathi Bashagha and his rival predecessor Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, reportedly scheduled to take place in Turkey today, was cancelled, Italian news agency Nova reported.
Citing unnamed Libya sources, Nova said that Dbeibeh already returned to Tripoli after he participated in the Antalya Diplomacy Forum in Turkey where he was supposed to meet with Bashagha.
According to Nova, the bilateral meeting could be postponed to next week.
The United States confirmed on Saturday the two rival premiers are prepared to participate in UN-facilitated negotiations to reach settlement regarding the current political stalemate.
“The format and location of talks will be determined by the parties themselves in consultation with the UN and international partners,” the U.S. embassy in Libya said.
US: Bashagha and Dbeibeh prepared to negotiate political settlement