UN welcomes Libya peace commitments from Berlin summit
26 January 2020 | 10:46 am
Antonio Guterres has asked the warring sides to "accept fully" the summit's conclusions. Libya has had two rival governments since 2014 and General Khalifa Haftar began a military offensive on Tripoli last year.
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