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Berlin to Host Libya Peace Summit Next Sunday

Mon 13 Jan 2020 | 03:22 PM
NaDa Mustafa

Berlin is planning to host a peace summit on Libya next Sunday, January 19, according to the government spokesman.

last Saturday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that Berlin will host Libya peace talks soon.

This came after Turkey and Russia urged Libya’s warring parties on Wednesday to declare a ceasefire.

“We hope that the joint efforts by Russia and Turkey will lead to success, and we will soon send out invitations for a conference in Berlin,” Merkel said.

Russian-Turkish talks were launched earlier today in Moscow, at the level of the foreign and defense ministers of the two countries to discuss the Libyan settlement.

The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed that Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) and the head of Libya's UN-recognized government Fayez al-Sarraj will meet in Moscow with Russian-Turkish participation to discuss the Libyan crisis.

Russian sources suggested that today's talks between the Libyan parties would end up with the signing of a ceasefire agreement, in preparation for the Berlin summit.

Earlier, the Media Adviser to the Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives, Abdul Hamid al-Safi Afkiren announced that the Libyan parliament speaker, Aguila Saleh, will head to Moscow on Monday, in a two-day official visit to discuss the ceasefire initiative.

It is worth mentioning that, Saleh called on Egypt to militarily intervene to protect his country, take a courageous stance and put an end to the Libyan crisis.

This statement came during his visit to Egypt, accompanying a senior delegation, to meet with his Egyptian counterpart Dr. Ali Abdel-Aal.

He co-chaired the parliament’s plenary session, confirming the support of Egypt for the decisions taken by the Libyan parliament,  especially towards the Turkish potential interference in Libya.