US, Germany support consolidating ceasefire in Libya, as Munich hosts Libya-oriented meeting Sunday

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his German counterpart Heiko Maas have reiterated their countries’ support for the continuous efforts to reach and consolidate a ceasefire in war-ravaged Libya, stressing the need for the return to the political process and ending foreign intervention.

Pompeo vowed on Friday, according to a US State Secretary Spokesperson’s statement, that the US would continue to back up the sovereignty of Libya and reiterated the need for more US-German coordination in foiling any attacks or acts that destabilize the region.

In the meantime, the German Foreign Minister said his country was ready to help implement the ceasefire in Libya as per the request of the UN and the Libyan parties.

Maas added in a speech at the International Security Conference in Munich that the foreign ministers of the countries that took part at Berlin conference will meet on Sunday in Munich.

He indicated that the Munich meeting next Sunday will discuss forming a mechanism to monitor and implement the decisions made in Berlin on January 19, especially the ones related to the arms embargo in Libya.


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