German Foreign Minister visits Libya to prepare for Berlin conference

German Foreign Minister visits Libya to prepare for Berlin conference

October 27, 2019 - 21:07
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj met with the German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Zuwara to discuss the latest developments in Libya and preparations for the upcoming international conference on Libya in Berlin.

The meeting was attended by the Head of UNSMIL Ghassan Salame, German ambassador to Libya and Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed Sayala.

Salame told reporters after the meeting that important countries will attend the upcoming international conference on Libya in Berlin, which will attempt to repair the countries' tackling of Libya's crisis.

"The Berlin conference efforts are very serious and are backed by very significant stakeholders. There must be a committee that would be tasked with following up on the implementation of all understandings and this is something all previous conferences have lacked." Salame remarked.

Meanwhile, Sayala said the participation of stakeholders in Berlin conference is very important, adding that there should be a ceasefire and retreat of the attacking forces in Tripoli before negotiations.

The German Foreign Minister, however; said Germany backs up a final and lasting peace solutions in Libya and that there should be some conditions between the fighting parties but without any foreign intervention, stressing Germany's support for the UN action plan.

The German Foreign Minister arrived in Zuwara on Sunday and was received by the Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed Sayala and the German ambassador in Libya.

 

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