The Address | Benghazi – Libya
BENGHAZI – Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas arrived in Benghazi today to officially invite the General Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, to the Berlin conference which is due on Sunday.
Maas stated via Twitter that Field Marshal Haftar “made it clear that he wants to contribute to the success of the Libya conference in Berlin and is generally willing to participate.”
“He has agreed to comply with the existing armistice,” Maas added.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will also host senior officials of Turkey, Russia, the United States, Britain, China and Italy at the summit, which follows a meeting in Moscow on Monday where Libya’s warring parties failed to sign a ceasefire agreement.
Bei meinem Besuch heute in #Libyen hat General Haftar deutlich gemacht: Er will zum Erfolg der Libyen-Konferenz in Berlin einen Beitrag leisten und ist grundsätzlich bereit teilzunehmen. Er hat zugesagt, den bestehenden Waffenstillstand einzuhalten. pic.twitter.com/4VjH4yHByT
— Heiko Maas 🇪🇺 (@HeikoMaas) January 16, 2020