Peace conference for Libya is being held in Berlin

The UN-recognized Libyan government, East Libyan-based commander Khalifa Haftar and leaders from 11 countries, including Russia, Turkey, Italy, Egypt and the UAE have been invited to the conference.


Germany has invited the warring parties to Libya as well as global and regional powers at a Berlin peace conference to be held in Berlin on Sunday to facilitate a political solution to the Libyan conflict.

The office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that the Government of Libya recognized by the United Nations (UN), East Libyan-based commander Khalifa Haftar and leaders from 11 countries, including Russia, Turkey, Italy, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. , have been invited to attend the conference.

The announcement comes after talks last night in Russia over Libyan peace, talks aimed at a permanent cease-fire agreement but which ended without a deal after Haftar left Moscow seeking a two-day deadline to consult with him. native local tribes for their approval.

The head of Libya’s National Reconciliation Government (GNA), Fayez al-Sarraj, signed the ceasefire agreement.

On January 12, the warring parties of the Libyan conflict announced a ceasefire in response to a joint call by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, two rival governments have emerged in Libya, one in eastern Libya largely supported by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates and the other in Tripoli, which enjoys UN and international recognition.

In April, Haftar launched an offensive to occupy Tripoli, a move that was opposed by the international community.

According to the UN, more than 1,000 people have been killed since the start of the operation and over 5,000 were injured.


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