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Berlin plans Libya summit in January: government spokesman

German Merkel and Russian Putin, during a meeting in
Moscow where Libya's war and tensions in the Middle East was discussed
Berlin, Jan 13 (AFP) Germany is planning to host a peace summit on Libya this month, a government spokesman said Monday. "The preparation for such a conference is ongoing, it should in any case take place in January here in Berlin," said Steffen Seibert.

The spokesman said he could not provide a firm date as yet, but confirmed that Sunday January 19 was a possible option.

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The heads of Libya''s warring sides were to meet in Moscow later Monday to sign a ceasefire deal ending nine months of heavy fighting.

The two sides are expected to sign an agreement on the terms of a ceasefire that took effect over the weekend, raising hopes of an end to the fighting that has wracked the oil-rich North African country since a 2011 NATO-backed uprising killed longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi.


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