Pompeo: We focused in Berlin on finding a political solution to the Libyan crisis

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described his participation in the Berlin Conference on Libya as “fruitful”, saying that during the conference he focused on finding a “political solution” to the Libyan crisis.

This came in a Tweet on “Twitter”, published by Pompeo after he left the conference headquarters in the German capital Berlin.

He said: “I had fruitful discussions in Berlin with my counterparts and focused on finding a political solution in Libya.”

He added: “The United States stands with the Libyan people who seek to build a safe future free from violence and foreign interference.”

Media also reported that Pompeo hoped to reopen closed Libyan oil facilities after the Berlin conference.

Participants in the Berlin conference agreed to take comprehensive steps to reach a political solution to the Libyan conflict, according to a final statement signed by 16 countries and organizations, alongside the parties to the crisis in Libya.

They also agreed to work to strengthen central institutions in Libya, and return to a UN-led political process to bring peace to the country.

Among the highlights of the conference’s final statement are: calling on the Libyan parties and their supporters to end military activities, adhering to the United Nations resolution to ban arms exports to Libya (No. 1970 of 2011), and making international efforts to strengthen control over the arms embargo.

The signatories of the statement also stressed the need to establish an international monitoring committee, under the auspices of the United Nations, to continue coordination between all parties participating in the conference, to meet monthly.

In addition to ensuring a fair and transparent distribution of oil revenues, and refraining from hostilities against oil installations.


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