Source: Dubai – Arabic.net
Hifter informed the German Foreign Minister, Haikou Maas, of his decision, which is visiting Libya today to meet the Libyan army chief, in an effort to support efforts to secure a ceasefire in Libya.
For his part, Mas said that the Berlin conference scheduled for Sunday is “the best chance for a long time” for peace talks in Libya, which has been in chaos since 2011 when it witnessed an uprising and confrontations during which the former leader, Muammar Gaddafi was killed.
Mas said in Berlin before boarding the plane, he hoped that “the two parties will seize this opportunity so that the Libyans can decide the future of Libya … Therefore, we need to prepare for an effective ceasefire and the participation of the warring parties in the format of the dialogue proposed by the United Nations.”
Mas’s visit to Libya comes two days before the Berlin conference in the German capital next Sunday, with the aim of discussing ways to find a solution to the Libyan crisis and ensure a ceasefire, as Berlin invited 11 countries to participate in the conference, namely: the United States, Britain, Russia and France , China, Turkey, Italy, the Emirates, Egypt, Algeria, and Congo, along with the Prime Minister of Al-Wefaq Government, Fayez al-Sarraj, and the Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan Army, Khalifa Haftar.
Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath sources reported, on Tuesday, that the Libyan National Army commander, Khalifa Hifter, had informed the Russian side of a number of conditions in order to maintain the Tripoli Armistice, including a time limit of 45 days to 90 days for armed militias to fully hand over weapons.
He also demanded that there be a committee of the Libyan National Army besides the United Nations responsible for inventorying and delivering weapons, provided that this work be entirely under the Libyan armed forces.