Germany Plans to Hold Libya Summit on Jan 19: Participants - The Libyan Report

Germany Plans to Hold Libya Summit on Jan 19: Participants

BERLIN — Germany plans to hold a summit aimed at plotting a path to peace in Libya on Jan. 19, two participants in the preparatory negotiations said on Monday,

The summit will coincide with a one-day visit to Berlin by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, about which Erdogan's office, which announced the trip, gave no further details.

Erdogan's presence is seen as essential to the success of any conference on Libya, since Ankara's decision to deploy military advisers and possibly troops there has made it a major player in the country's long-running civil war.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the summit on Saturday, adding that the United Nations would lead talks if a meeting were to take place in Berlin. She said Libya's warring parties would need to play a major role if a solution was to be found. source