Date: Tuesday February 18, 2020 at 1:40pm
Top officials from around a dozen
countries have gathered for the talks.
16th February 2020 at 11:48am
Foreign ministers and other top officials
from around a dozen countries are meeting in Germany to continue the push for
It comes after countries with
interests in its civil war agreed to honour an arms embargo and support a full
Meeting on the sidelines of the Munich
Security Conference, Germany and the United Nations are aiming to maintain a
drive to cut off external arms support for the warring sides.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres
said the January 19 agreement by leaders in Berlin had been violated time
and time again - by continuing arms deliveries and an escalation in fighting.
Libya has been in turmoil since 2011,
when long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi was toppled by a civil war.
A weak UN-recognised administration
which holds the capital of Tripoli and areas in the west is supported by
Turkey, which recently sent thousands of soldiers to Libya.
On the opposing side is a government
in the east which supports self-styled General Khalifa Hifter - his forces
launched an offensive to capture Tripoli in April 2019.