Libya is an important partner in North Africa for Germany and the EU. The country has been in a difficult phase of political upheaval for years. Germany wants to support Libya in its stabilisation process.
Politics Germany and Libya have had formal bilateral relations since the latter gained independence in 1955. Since the revolution of 17 February 2011, the German Government has been supporting the…
The Libyan Army under the command of General Khalifa Haftar and the internationally recognised Government of National Accord are fighting for control of the capital Tripoli. Resumption of the UN-led political process is the key to resolving the crisis.
Germany is providing humanitarian assistance and supporting stabilisation measures in the country, one of Europe’s direct neighbours, in order to underpin the political process.
The International Conference on Libya was held in Palermo on 12 and 13 November. Minister of State Niels Annen attended the conference on behalf of the Federal Government.