Policy Update

Germany plans stabilizing measures and diplomatic meetings to address ongoing Libyan civil war

During his visit to Libya, German foreign minister Heiko Maas spoke about Germany's ongoing efforts to bring together stakeholders in the Libyan civil war for a diplomatic meeting. Germany hopes to stabilize state insitutions and raise living standards for Libyans, improving economic potential and reducing mass emigration.

The 'Berlin Process' would culminate in a major conference, projected for this year, to restart peace efforts and to fight causes of mass migration from that country. The Process will focus on the continued supply of weapons to Libya by Russia, Turkey, Egypt, and the Gulf states, despite a standing UN embargo.

Twitter – Heiko Maas (in German)