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Germany-UN to Host New Libyan Conference on 23 June

German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas and United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres have invited several states and regional organisations to the Second Berlin Conference on Libya, which will take place on 23 June.

The German Foreign Ministry said in a statement that this will be the first time that the Libyan Government of National Unity (GNU) will be represented at such an event. It added that the conference is an expression of the continued international support for the stabilisation of Libya.

The statement claimed that the conference will take stock of progress made since the first Berlin Conference on Libya, held on 19 January 2020. “Moreover, the next steps needed for a sustainable stabilization of the country will be discussed at the conference,” it noted.

“The main focus will be on preparations for the national elections scheduled for 24 December, and on the withdrawal of foreign troops and mercenaries from Libya as agreed in the ceasefire,” the statement added.

“The participants will also discuss steps towards the creation of a unified Libyan security force,” the statement concluded.

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