British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived in Berlin to attend a one-day summit aimed at reaching a ceasefire between the warring factions in Libya and the ”external proxies” involved in th
e conflict to bring about an end to hostilities.
Countries struggled on Sunday to draw eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar back into diplomacy, days after he quit talks and more than half of Libya’s oil output was shut in areas he controls.
Haftar, whose forces are bearing down on the capital Tripoli with the backing of Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Russian mercenaries and African troops, was expected to attend the meeting despite having abandoned talks last week.
For more than five years it has had two rival governments in the east and the west, with streets controlled by armed groups.