Merkel and Conte Discuss the Forthcoming Berlin Conference on Libya – Al Marsad

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte attended a joint news conference following their meeting at the Villa Doria Pamphili in the Italian capital, Rome, and said the Berlin Conference was essential to achieve stability in Libya.

[Libya, 12 November 2019] – The two leaders participated in a working lunch with the discussion focused on the situation in Libya, the problem of migration, and the issue of reviving growth in the European Union’s staggering economy.

Chancellor Angela Merkel thanked Italy for its forthcoming participation in the Berlin Conference on Libya scheduled for next month. Conte affirmed that Italy and Germany are working together to ensure a positive outcome of the Berlin conference.

“We are fully convinced of the coherent and sincere commitment of the international community to work towards positive outputs of the Berlin Conference on Libya,” the Italian Prime Minister said in a joint media conference with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Villa Doria Pamphili in Rome in Monday.

“The military option cannot guarantee any sustainable solution in Libya, so we believe it is necessary to exert every possible effort under the auspices of the United Nations. We will participate actively, with the best intentions, in the Berlin Conference on Libya to reach the common goal of achieving stability in Libya for the benefit of its people and the entire region,” Conte stated in the joint press conference with the German Chancellor, according to Nova News Agency.

In a recent interview given by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar of the Libyan National Army (LNA), when asked about the upcoming Berlin Conference he said that he personally supports any international or national sincere efforts to seriously address the Libyan issue, and if this conference will convene, he wishes it will culminate with success. “By success, we mean the results of the conference must address the long suffering of the Libyan people. We do not yet know what is the agenda of this conference, and I am convinced that addressing the Libyan situation begins with the elimination of terrorism and the dismantling and disarmament of militias.”

@ Al Marsad English (2019)