World leaders agreed on a final communique for Libya during a conference in Berlin on Sunday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, UN Special Envoy for Libya Ghassan Salame and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas presented details of the agreement to the press following the conclusion of the meeting.
Participants to the meeting included the presidents of Russia, Turkey, Egypt, US State Department Secretary Mike Pompeo, and high-level officials from Great Britain, China, the UAE, Italy, Algeria, the UN, the EU, the African Union and the Arab League. Greece had formally requested an invitation to attend the conference following the signing of the agreement between Turkey and Libya which encroaches on Greek maritime zones, but this had been rejected.
German Foreign Affairs Minister was asked to comment on Greece’s absence and whether it came after Turkish pressure, however Mr Maas said that the Euorpean Union is tied to the process. He expressed confidence that all EU member states are interested in piece at Libya and that the natural gas deposit in the Turkey-Libya agreement played no role in the conference.
Both Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al Saraj and Commander Khalifa Haftar were also expected to attend, however a report in Der Spiegel states that they will participate only after other participants have agreed to joint statements.