Merkel Confirms Libya Conference in Berlin for January 19

(Bloomberg) -- Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has invited government and state leaders to a Libya conference in Berlin for Jan. 19, the chancellery said in a statement.

The confirmation of the conference comes even after cease-fire talks in Russia broke down. Libyan Premier Fayez Al Sarraj and General Chalifa Haftar were invited, the government press office said.

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Representatives from the following countries will participate in the conference: U.S., Russia, U.K., France, China, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Republic of Congo, Italy, Egypt, Algeria. The United Nations, European Union and the African Union, and the Arab League will also be present.

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