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Al-Sarraj: We’re going to Berlin to avoid more Libyan bloodshed

The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj has held a meeting with the political and military officials as well as society personalities in Tripoli and announced he is going to attend the international conference on Libya in Berlin.

During the meeting, Al-Sarraj said they had agreed to the ceasefire in Moscow in order to avoid more bloodshed and to save the lives of the Libyan people.

Al-Sarraj also added that the Europeans are now upset with the Turkish and Russian roles in Libya as they hadn’t taken any practical stance over the last nine months.

Germany announced that it had sent invitations for the participation in Berlin conference on Libya to China, France, UK, US, UAE, Italy, Russia, Turkey Egypt, Algeria, and Congo. The conference is set to be held on January 19.

The German government said that the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj and Khalifa Haftar will also attend the conference.

Meanwhile, Berlin hopes to get all international players to use their influence to push for progress on Libya peace talks, a German Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, setting out modest ambitions for a Berlin peace conference this weekend.

Spokesman Rainer Breul said the aim was “broader” than the Moscow conference, whose aim had been to secure a ceasefire.

Al-Sarraj received his invitation on Wednesday from the German ambassador to Libya who reiterated his country’s support for the political solution and end of hostilities in Libya.

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