Guterres: The Berlin agreement is "very strong" regarding the arms embargo

Alwasat - Cairo Wed 22 Jan 2020, 11:46 AM
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"The Berlin agreement on the Libyan crisis is very strong regarding the arms embargo, which violations of, have been totally unacceptable," was the reply of Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres' reply to a question about the credibility of the Security Council due to the conflict of interests of some countries on both sides of the Libyan conflict.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, on Tuesday evening, briefed the Security Council in a closed meeting on the results of the Berlin Conference, adding: "I think there is reason for us to hope for the creation of a strong compromise in the Security Council on Libya."

Regarding the possibility of the Security Council adoptong the Berlin outputs, Guterres replied, "It is not up to me to ask for this. This, of course, depends on the member states, but I believe that the adoption of the outputs by the Security Council and the subsequent steps may be very important."

On Sunday, 12 countries and four international and regional organizations adopted the final statement of the Berlin conference, which affirmed the commitment to refrain from interfering in armed conflict, or in Libyan internal affairs, as well as respect for the arms embargo contained in Security Council Resolution 1970 of 2011 and its implementation, including the non-proliferation of weapons in Libya, which is viewed by followers of the Libyan issue as being the subject of serious testing during the coming period.

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