Merkel on Libya: “The arms embargo must hold so the truce can hold properly”

Speaking at the press conference of the Berlin conference on Libya, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that only a political solution will work in Libya and continuing military efforts will only prolong the suffering of the Libyan people.

She said the discussion in Berlin “will not solve all of the problems of Libya” but the talks were intended to “give new impetus” to the peace process.

World powers commit to “refrain from interference” in Libya war, also said UN chief Antonio Guterres.

Mr. Guterres welcomed the recent ceasefire between the two sides, and urged them to “engage in good faith dialogue on political, economic and military issues in a Libyan-led and Libyan-owned inclusive process”, which, he affirmed, will be supported by the UN.

“We will stand with the Libyan people as they work to resolve their differences through discussion and compromise in good faith”, concluded the Secretary-General, “and chart a way to a more peaceful future”.

Previously French President Emmanuel Macron urged end to deployment of pro-Turkish Syrian fighters to Libya.

Still no “serious dialogue” between warring Libyan leaders, says Russian FM Lavrov