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Reuters: Germany intends to hold Berlin conference on Libya on January 19

Germany is planning to convene the Berlin conference on Libya on January 19, two participants in the preparatory negotiations told Reuters on Monday.

According to Reuters, the Berlin conference will coincide with a one-day visit to Germany by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Prior to this revelation,the German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the summit on Saturday, adding that the United Nations would lead talks if a meeting were to take place in Berlin.

“Libya’s warring parties would need to play a major role if a solution was to be found.” The German Chancellor added.

Reuters said German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said there were plans to hold a Libya conference in Berlin in January but declined to confirm the date.

In the meantime, Libyan ceasefire agreement talks kick-started in Moscow in the presence of the Turkish and Russian Defense and Foreign Ministers.

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