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Germany sets out broad aims for Berlin Libya conference

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

BERLIN – Berlin hopes to get all international players to use their influence to push for progress on Libya peace talks, a German Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, setting out modest ambitions for a Berlin peace conference this weekend.

Spokesman Rainer Breul said the aim was “broader” than the Moscow conference, whose aim had been to secure a ceasefire.

A German government spokesman declined to give a precise list of the conference’s participants and could not confirm whether Libya’s Fayez al-Serraj and Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar would attend Sunday’s summit, but said the invitations had “resonated” well with the invitees.

Berlin has invited al-Serraj, who heads the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), and Haftar, the General Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA).

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