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UN: Berlin II Conference is a chance to assess Libya status quo

The spokesperson of the United Nations’ Secretary-General will address the Berlin Conference on Libya on June 23 via video conference, adding that the Special Envoy for Libya and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Jan Kubis, will participate in person.

Stephane Dujarric said in a briefing at the UN on Thursday that Berlin Conference will be an important opportunity to bring the international community together to take stock of the current situation in Libya and offer support to Libyans with regard to preparations for the conduct of national elections, which are scheduled for December 24, 2021.

Dujarric indicated that the withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya as well as steps towards the reunification of key Libyan institutions will be a focus of the conference.

Meanwhile, the German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas and the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, invited the Libyan Government of National Unity as well as the Presidential Council to attend Berlin II Conference to discuss the ongoing political process in the country.

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