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Germany announces hosting a new round of Libyan peace talks on June 23

The German Foreign Ministry announced today, Tuesday, that Berlin will host a new round of Libyan peace talks on June 23, which will be attended by the interim government of national unity.

The ministry said in a statement that the next steps needed to achieve sustainable stability in the country will be discussed during the conference, adding that the focus will be on preparing for the national elections scheduled for December 24, and the withdrawal of foreign soldiers and mercenaries from Libya.

On May 12, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio revealed a new German initiative on Libya aimed at holding a new ministerial meeting in the format of the Berlin Conference, to be held in June, expressing Rome’s readiness to support it.