US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Germany on Tuesday to attend a conference on Libya to discuss Germany’s response to the Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism. Germany and the United Nations are hosting the Congress of Berlin on Wednesday to permanently stop fighting in Libya and step up early efforts to support a stable
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Germany on Tuesday to attend a conference on Libya to discuss Germany’s response to the Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism.
Germany and the United Nations are hosting the Congress of Berlin on Wednesday to permanently stop fighting in Libya and step up early efforts to support a stable government.
US Special Envoy Richard Norland of Libya said the talks would give momentum to the steps that need to be taken immediately for the elections to take place in December, including the establishment of a constitutional and legal basis for voting. ..
Norland told reporters Monday that the conference would also focus on foreign fighters leaving Libya.
Libya has experienced political unrest since the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that expelled long-time leader Mu’ammar Gaddafi from power. Rival governments have been active in different parts of the country for years before the October ceasefire agreement. This included requiring all foreign fighters and mercenaries to leave Libya within 90 days or about 3 months.
The Libyan people celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and murder of long-time ruler Mu’ammar Gadafi in Benghazi, Libya.
“For foreign troops, there is no doubt that they haven’t come out yet. Our basic position should not wait until after the election to reach this goal,” Norland said. “One of the reasons elections are so important is that the fully empowered, credible and legitimate Libyan government has relied on foreign actors to” take out your army. ” To be able to say. “
Norland said those attending the Congress of Berlin would also discuss “unstable behavior and terrorism by armed groups,” citing recent attacks on Libya’s allegations by Islamic State militants.
US State Department officials also emphasized the need to counter those who have denied or distorted the Holocaust, which is the subject of a meeting between Blinken and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas this week.
“As knowledge of the Holocaust diminishes, malicious individuals, organizations, and sometimes governments engage in denial and distortion of the Holocaust for all purposes,” US envoy to the Holocaust issue, Sherry Daniels, told reporters. ..
Daniels, promoting greater education about the Holocaust, its consequences and its origins, is that government officials and the general public “recognize modern signs of anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred” and oppose them. Said it would help to do.
Defeating the Islamic State after Blinken’s visit to Rome during his trip to Europe will be the focus of another conference co-sponsored by Blinken and Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio. Blinken will also attend a ministerial meeting in Italy on the humanitarian needs of Syria and its countries.
The trip to Europe also took Blinken to France, met with President Emmanuel Macron, and followed up on US President Joe Biden’s recent meetings with allies in the region to boost transatlantic relations.
“This is an opportunity for Secretary Blinken to repeat the President’s message and talk to the oldest allies on areas of cooperation, such as world security, recovery from a pandemic, restoration and modernization of the alliance,” said Deputy Secretary-General Europe and Eurasia. Due to the problem, Philip Blinken told reporters on Monday.
Blinken will also visit the Vatican, where Leaker said the agenda of the meeting included the fight against climate change and human trafficking.
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