CAIRO – 19 January 2020: Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar met with a number of world leaders on the sidelines of the Berlin Conference on Libya.
He met with French President Emanuel Macron to discuss the situation in Libya; later, he met with German Challancer Angela Merkel, seeking the ways of reaching a permanent ceasefire between the LNA and militias of head of the Government of National Accord.
Meanwhile, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the French President also discussed the need for reaching a cease-fire agreement.
PM @BorisJohnson and President @EmmanuelMacron met at the Berlin Conference on Libya and discussed the need for a ceasefire to end the suffering of the Libyan people. pic.twitter.com/9HZZCxVGSU
— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) January 19, 2020
The UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed held a meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the Libyan turmoil, affirming that reaching a permanent cease-fire and finding solutions through political process are imperative.
On the sidelines of Berlin Conference on Libya on Sunday, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed files of Libyan crisis, affirming that Libyan crisis should be tackled by a comprehensive solution politically, securely, and economically, with drafting a mechanism to carry out the items of this solution, said Egyptian Presidential spokesperson Bassam Radi in a statement.
Pompeo expressed his country’s aspiration to cooperate with Egypt on the Libyan turmoil as Egypt has a long experience in dealing with Libyan affairs, Radi added.
President Sisi affirmed the Libyan crisis should be solved from political, security, and economic aspects, through drafting a mechanism to carry out this solution, said Egyptian presidential spokesperson Bassam Radi in a statement.
Berlin conference on Libya Kicked off Sunday with the aim of concluding a truce between warring parties and paving the way for reconstruction under an elected civilian government.
The conference is attended by Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj, Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar, UN Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame, Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi Algerian President Abdul Majeed Tebboune, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit.
Additional reporting by Noha El Tawil