Dutch Ambassador to Libya Dolf Hogewoning has affirmed his country's support for calls for a peaceful solution in Libya, as cautious calm prevails in Tripoli following an intensive night of fighting last Thursday.

"We support calls for a peaceful and sustainable solution through elections, dialogue, and accountability," ambassador Hogewoning tweeted on Saturday.

He expressed his government's concern about the escalation of armed violence in Tripoli and said they are saddened by the loss of lives in these clashes.

On Thursday, clashes erupted between two armed factions affiliated with the Presidential Council in Tripoli before being halted by the intervention of the PC head and Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, according to a spokesman for the government.

The fighting, which went on, Thursday night and into Friday, killed 16 people and injured 30, according to an update by the Ministry of Health.