Libya – Joint statement by France, Germany and Italy (June 25, 2020)

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In view of the increasing risks of deterioration of the situation in Libya and of the regional escalation, France, Germany and Italy call on all the Libyan parties to immediately and unconditionally end the fighting and to suspend the ongoing military strengthening in all the countries.They also urge foreign actors to end all interference and fully respect the arms embargo established by the United Nations Security Council. They encourage the speedy conclusion of negotiations in the 5 + 5 military task force under the auspices of UNSMIL to allow the signing of a lasting and credible ceasefire agreement.

This is an essential element in creating the climate necessary for the concrete resumption of inter-Libyan political dialogue which will allow a lasting resolution of the conflict. All efforts in this regard, including the Egyptian initiative announced on June 6, should be encouraged. Any initiative for a ceasefire agreement and a negotiated political settlement to the Libyan crisis must be fully inclusive and firmly anchored in the architecture of the Berlin process, which remains the only viable framework.

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