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Berlin Summit on Libya Conflict: What Did World Powers Agree?

Berlin Summit on Libya Conflict: What Did World Powers Agree?

BERLIN - World powers held a high-stakes summit in Berlin on Sunday to discuss the way forward to end the conflict in Libya.
Leaders and officials from Turkey, Russia, Egypt, France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States attended the gathering in the German capital, while representatives from the UAE, Algeria, China, the Republic of the Congo, the United Nations, European Union and African Union were also present.
Renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar and his rival, Fayez al-Sarraj, who leads the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) based in Tripoli, attended the summit but did not participate.
Haftar, who is backed by a rival administration based in eastern Libya, launched a military offensive on Tripoli in April which has since stalled. Some foreign powers had upped their support to the warring factions in an attempt to break the deadlock, but in Berlin, world leaders agreed on a joint course of action to de-escalate the conflict.
Here are the main points they agreed on their final communique, to be put forward as a UN Security Council resolution. (Aljazeera)