German FM: Meeting in February to follow up on the Berlin conference

Alwasat - Cairo Tue 21 Jan 2020, 10:11 PM
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced the holding of a follow-up to the Berlin Conference on Libya at the level of foreign ministers in the beginning of next February.

Maas indicated that the conference was "just a beginning signal," adding that from today "it will be a matter of integrating the European Union into the process." He also noted that the arms embargo to Libya will be discussed in the UN Security Council, according to statements from the Foreign Ministry's.

He continued: "We achieved our goals at the Berlin conference, and the important thing is to ensure that support for soldiers, mercenaries and weapons is stopped, forcing the conflicting parties to negotiate with each other."

Mas’s comments came during his participation in the European Union’s foreign ministers meeting on Monday, to discuss the results of the Berlin conference, as they described it as “good”, in identical statements upon their arrival at the union’s headquarters in Brussels, according to the Italian news agency Aki.

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