Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement today (7 January) in Berlin in response to the suicide attack on a police training centre in the Libyan town of Zliten:
We most strongly condemn this brutal terrorist attack. Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones.
The attack underscores once again how important and urgent it is for all Libyans to work together to eradicate the cancer that is terrorism. The government of national unity must be formed and fully functional as soon as possible. The support of all political groups is needed to this end. Only in this way will lasting peace and security be brought to all the people of Libya.
I met today with Martin Kobler, the UN Special Envoy to Libya, here in the Federal Foreign Office, and pledged our full support for his efforts to implement the peace agreement and bring stability to Libya. Germany is ready to provide a future Libyan government of unity with quick and effective assistance in rebuilding state structures.