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Foreign Minister Maas and UN Secretary-General Guterres send out invitations to the Second Berlin Conference on Libya

01.06.2021 - Press release

A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (1 June) regarding the invitation by Foreign Minister Maas and UN Secretary-General Guterres to the Second Berlin Conference on Libya:

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres have invited the participating states and regional organisations of the Berlin Process to the Second Berlin Conference on Libya, which will take place on 23 June at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. This will be the first time that the Libyan transitional Government of National Unity is represented at such an Event.

The conference will take stock of progress made since the Berlin Conference on Libya on 19 January 2020. Moreover, the next steps needed for a sustainable stabilisation of the country will be discussed. The main focus will be on preparations for the national elections scheduled for 24 December and on the withdrawal of foreign troops and mercenaries from Libya as agreed in the ceasefire. In addition, steps towards the creation of unified Libyan security forces will be discussed.

The conference is an expression of the continued international support for the stabilisation of Libya. The international community remains ready to continue its close and constructive support of the UN‑led peace process in Libya.

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