To ensure peace in Libya, the “second Libyan conference” was held yesterday in Berlin, the capital of Germany. The main agenda of the conference, held under the auspices of the United Nations (UN), included the elections scheduled for December 24 and the withdrawal of foreign powers committed at the first conference held on January 19, 2020. .
DIBEYBE: WE ARE CONCERNED
Representatives of the Libyan transitional government were present at the meeting, which was held with the participation of representatives from Turkey, Russia, the United States, Egypt, China, France, England, l ‘Italy, Tunisia, Algeria, United Arab Emirates (UAE), European Union, Africa Union and Arab League. Speaking at the opening of the conference, Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dibeybe said he was concerned about the political process due to the presence of terrorist elements and military forces in the south of the country and some others. regions. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who attended the conference via video link, said a great development had been achieved since the first conference and stressed that the UN will support the transition period and the holding of elections on December 24.
In the final declaration of the conference, it was stressed that the necessary constitutional and legal provisions should be implemented so that the legislative elections to be held in Libya on December 24, 2021 are held as determined, and the withdrawal of foreign forces. in Libya. the country is expected to be “immediately implemented” in accordance with the ceasefire agreement reached in October last year.
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Libyan Foreign Minister Necla Manguş, who made a statement after the conference ended, said the mercenaries will start to withdraw in the coming days, while Turkey, which rightfully holds military power under the agreement with the government of national accord in Libya, annotated the declaration’s “immediate withdrawal” clause. German Foreign Minister Maas said that the question that “the regular forces present for the training of the security forces in the country” and the mercenaries cannot be brought up to the same level was discussed intensively during the conference. According to UN data, there were around 20,000 foreign mercenaries in the country as of December of last year.
Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu, who is in Berlin attending the conference on Libya, met his German counterpart Heiko Maas ahead of the conference. Çavuşoğlu shared the photos of the meeting on his Twitter account with the note: “We have discussed tourism issues with our relations with the EU in the context of Libya, immigration and the customs union with the German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas ”. Çavuşoğlu also met Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dibeybe and Foreign Minister Necla Manguş.