Libya summit: US, Germany, Turkey, UK, Russia, France and UN announce arms embargo to warring parties in Libya

Monitoring Desk: US, Germany, Turkey, UK, Russia, France and UN has announced arms embargo to warring parties in Libya, reports FRANCE 24

France 24 reported that among those attending were Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, French President Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The head of Tripoli’s internationally recognised government, Fayez al-Sarraj, and his rival, renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar, attended the UN-backed gathering in the German capital, the first such event since 2018, reports Aljazeera News.

Libya summit: US, Germany, Turkey, UK, Russia, France and UN announce arms embargo to warring parties in Libya
Libya summit: US, Germany, Turkey, UK, Russia, France and UN announce arms embargo to warring parties in Libya

German chancellor Angela Merkel said in her statement that warring factions should respect a much-violated arms embargo, which should be better controlled than it has been to date.

The participants at Sunday’s summit in Berlin agreed to provide no further military support to the warring parties while a cease-fire lasts, Merkel said after about four hours of talks at the chancellery in Berlin.

German chancellor Angela Merkel and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres presented details of the summit’s statement, as Germany and the United Nations, as hosts of the conference, had been struggling to draw military commander Khalifa Haftar back into diplomacy after he quit talks and more than half of Libya’s oil output was shut in areas he controls.

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