Since September 2019, Germany has hosted a consultation process to accompany the work of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, and his Special Representative for Libya, Ghassan Salamé. The goal of this process to bring together a group of states and international organizations to support the work of the United Nations for a sovereign Libya and the internal Libyan reconciliation process.
In recent months, several senior official meetings on Libya have taken place in Berlin. In consultation with Secretary-General Guterres, Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to host a Libya conference for heads of state and government at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin on Sunday January 19, 2020.
The following countries and organizations will attend the conference: U.S., Russia, Great Britain, France, China, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, the Republic of Congo, Italy, Egypt, Algeria, the United Nations, the European Union, the African Union and the Arab League. Furthermore, Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al Sarraj and General Chalifa Haftar have also been invited to Berlin.