Berlin hosts meeting on Libya without Libyan representation

Berlin hosted on September 8-9 a meeting on Libya in order to discuss the current stalemate in politics. The German capital hosted international stakeholders, headed by the United Nations (UN).

The two-day meeting was attended by all international actors except Libya. The attendees included representatives of the UN, United States, United Kingdom, Turkey, France, Italy, Egypt, and Germany.

The US ambassador and envoy to Libya, Richard Norland, said on the US embassy’s Twitter that they had reiterated joint efforts with international partners in support of peace and stability in Libya.

Norland explained that the US joins the UN and international partners in calling for all Libyan sides to engage in dialogue, stressing Washington’s call on Libyans to work in good faith on a credible roadmap for early elections.

Likewise, the Italian envoy to Libya, Nicola Orlando, said Rome had reaffirmed joint commitment to supporting an inclusive path to elections as soon as possible.

Orlando indicated that Italy believes elections are the only way to solve the prolonged crisis in Libya, reiterating Rome’s rejection of instability and unilateral actions in the country.

The host, Germany, said in a Twitter statement on its Foreign Diplomacy account that together with international partners, Berlin remains committed to continuing efforts to bring peace to Libya.


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