This comes amid wide international preparations to participate in the Berlin conference on Libya, on Sunday, when US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced his participation in the meeting.
Two days separate the Libyans from one of the most important conferences that discuss the situation of their country, and the latest international efforts to end the fighting between the National Army forces and the militia of the “Al-Wefaq” government.
The Berlin conference … eyes are tight on what will emerge, not only the Libyans, but many of Libyas international and regional partners.
After meeting her foreign minister with the Libyan army commander, Khalifa Hifter, in Benghazi, and inviting him to attend the Berlin conference, German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed that Hifter is committed to the ceasefire.
In light of the unprecedented diplomatic activity in Libya, international forces confirmed their willingness to attend the conference and press for finding consensual solutions conducive to stopping the 9 months of fighting.
In parallel with Algerias unremitting efforts to create conditions for launching dialogue between Libyans, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced his participation in the conference, along with France and Britain as well, and other Arab and European countries.
In light of all these moves, a swift, unannounced visit by the Libyan army commander Khalifa Hifter to Greece for consultations comes. A visit that receives many shadow points, especially since Greece did not like the idea of being excluded from the conference, and it is seeking to play a key role in Libya.