A set of measures to overcome the ongoing UN crisis in Libya has been agreed in a wide-ranging document at the Berlin talks. Now, after NATO destroyed the Arab nation, it is up to the derailed Libyans themselves to take up the offered peace process.
The document agreed at the conference covers several aspects that need work to resolve the Libyan crisis. Other proposals state that all of Libya’s sectarian groups, ethnic and political, should benefit from the nation’s natural resources.
A special chapter also focuses on humanitarian issues and the plight of Libyan civilians; there is a chapter regulating international support for Libya that should be lent under the UN auspices.
The peace conference could have ended differently had Russia not pushed for the leaders of the two major Libyan warring factions to be invited to the meeting.
Moscow had advocated the idea of expanding the circle of the conference participants to include Libya’s regional neighbors, which was eventually accepted by other nations.
Fayez al-Sarraj, the head of the UN-backed Tripoli-based government, and General Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the Libyan National Army, which controls most part of the country, took part in the summit alongside the leaders of Russia, Germany, France, and the UK, as well as the US and Turkish secretaries of state.
Their participation was fundamental to the peace talks and helped all sides to make another step towards resolving the crisis.
The initial Moscow meeting held last Monday involved Haftar and Sarraj as well as the Russian and Turkish foreign and defense ministers; it lasted more than six hours but did not end in a signed agreement.
However, the fact that it brought together both factions in the Libyan proxy war was a major achievement, even though they still refused to sit in the same room, as was the case in Berlin.
Both the GNA and the LNA have for the most part respected the ceasefire called for by Moscow and Ankara, prompting the leaders to be cautiously optimistic about the possibility of peace.
Now, the Berlin proposals agreed in the German capital will be added to a catalog of ideas which “the international community could use to create conditions for the Libyan sides to come to the negotiation table and start reaching an agreement.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2020.