Berlin II Conference welcomes talks for fair distribution of Libyan oil revenues

Berlin II Conference welcomes talks for fair distribution of Libyan oil revenues

October 05, 2020 - 21:33
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Germany's capital hosted virtually Berlin II Conference on Libya under the auspices of the United Nations in the presence of the countries that attended Berlin I last January in addition to Libya's neighboring states and Switzerland as well as the Netherlands.

The final statement welcomed the ongoing talks for managing oil revenues and distributing them fairly across Libya, urging authorities to carry out economic reform and unite financial institutions as well as speed up demilitarization of Sirte to become a headquarters for state institutions. The statement called for ending oil blockade so that exports can be resumed.

Meanwhile, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Libya’s future is at stake and called on all Libyans to continue to work towards a lasting ceasefire.

“I implore all of you to encourage and support the Libyan peace efforts facilitated by the United Nations – not only in words but in actions,” he continued, urging the “full and unconditional implementation” of a Security Council arms embargo on Libya.

"Violations by countries that continue to deliver arms and other military support to the combatants are a scandal and call into question the basic commitment to peace of all involved." Guterres explained. 

While the British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Twitter that he "stands with Guterres and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in helping Libya chart its path toward peace."