Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the signing of a peace agreement for Libya
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Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement in New York today (17 December) on the signing of a peace agreement for Libya in Skhirat, Morocco:
There are still many hurdles ahead of us, and success is anything but guaranteed. There is, on all sides, still a minority that seeks to torpedo the peace agreement and the process as a whole. The security situation in the capital Tripoli also remains fragile. We will, in talks with the parties and also with the countries in the region, step up our efforts to ensure that the new government of national unity can take the reins of power also in the capital soon after its inauguration.
Resolving the conflict in Libya is in our own best interest. Libya, which is in the EU’s immediate neighbourhood, will determine whether the region will continue to destabilise and radical forces gain the upper hand, or whether it will be possible to, step by step, pacify this country that offers so much potential.