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Germany: World powers commit to arms embargo in Libyan war - Merkel02:56

Germany: World powers commit to arms embargo in Libyan war - Merkel

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January 19, 2020 at 19:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

World leaders have agreed to uphold an arms embargo in Libya, announced German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a press conference following the Libya peace conference in Berlin on Sunday.

"We can determine that all of the participants are in agreement that we all need to respect the arms embargo,” she said, adding the arms embargo “will be monitored and controlled more closely than in the past.”

Regarding the possibility of an armed solution, Merkel said that it has “become more obvious in the recent days that there can be no military solution to this conflict.” She also confirmed that the parties have agreed to end military backing for the North African country's warring factions.

The conference was hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and was attended by Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Khalifa Haftar, UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) leader Fayez al-Sarraj, as well as by leaders from the US, Russia, Turkey, France, the UK, Italy, the UAE, and numerous African states. As a result of the meeting, leaders agreed to uphold an arms embargo in Libya and designate members to a military commission with five members from each side, with the UN monitoring the implementation of the ceasefire.

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World leaders have agreed to uphold an arms embargo in Libya, announced German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a press conference following the Libya peace conference in Berlin on Sunday.

"We can determine that all of the participants are in agreement that we all need to respect the arms embargo,” she said, adding the arms embargo “will be monitored and controlled more closely than in the past.”

Regarding the possibility of an armed solution, Merkel said that it has “become more obvious in the recent days that there can be no military solution to this conflict.” She also confirmed that the parties have agreed to end military backing for the North African country's warring factions.

The conference was hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and was attended by Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Khalifa Haftar, UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) leader Fayez al-Sarraj, as well as by leaders from the US, Russia, Turkey, France, the UK, Italy, the UAE, and numerous African states. As a result of the meeting, leaders agreed to uphold an arms embargo in Libya and designate members to a military commission with five members from each side, with the UN monitoring the implementation of the ceasefire.

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