Berlin International Conference on Libya
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Berlin International Conference on Libya

On January 19, 2020, Germany hosts the "Berlin International Conference on Libya". The conference aims to find a path for peace in Libya with the participation of 12 countries “the United States, Russia, Britain, Turkey, Egypt, Algeria, the United Arab Emirates, the Congo, China, Italy and France”, and 4 international organizations "the United Nations, the European Union, the African Union and the Arab League”.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for holding the meeting with the participation of all key actors in Libya to support the United Nations efforts to achieve peace and reconciliation.

Libya's Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord Fayez al-Sarraj, Commander of the Libya National Army Khalifa Haftar and UN Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame will also attend the international conference.

The conference seeks to reach an international understanding on the disposition of the Libyan conflict as a first step to a political solution. Chancellor Merkel said that the goal of the conference is to give Libya the opportunity to become a country of peace and sovereignty.

The German government is aware of the challenges. It also knows that it needs to be in it for the long haul. "The Berlin Libya conference is not the end, it is only the beginning of a political process conducted under the auspices of the United Nations," said government spokesperson Ulrike Demmer. "Libya's problems cannot all be solved in a single day."

Egypt participates with a high-level delegation to intensify joint efforts to support the efforts of the political settlement to reach a comprehensive solution to the issue, in a way that restores stability in Libya, supports its national capabilities and institutions, preserves its territorial integrity and sovereignty, and maintains its resources.