Second Berlin Conference: discuss Libya’s political process

The Second Berlin Conference will be held on June 23 to discuss Libya’s political process and the Dec. 24 elections, with the participation of international actors, including Turkey.

Held under the auspices of the United Nations and Germany, the meeting will be attended by the head of Libya’s Presidential Council Mohammed al-Menfi, and Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, UN Special Envoy to Libya Jan Kubis, and the foreign ministers of the participating countries.

The conference seeks to evaluate the progress made in establishing peace in conflict-ridden Libya and efforts aimed to maintain security in the country.

Participants are also expected to reiterate the call for compliance with the arms embargo imposed by the UN Security Council on Libya and to take binding decisions to unify security forces in the country.

The event is expected to emphasize the necessity of holding parliamentary and presidential elections on Dec. 24 as scheduled and the withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries from the country.

Talks on the Dec. 24 elections between Libya’s rivals came to a dead-end over differences on the legal basis of the polls. It is not clear yet whether a constitutional referendum will be held before the polls.


Arab Observer

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