16 October – 22 October: Conflicting reports on date for Berlin Conference on Libya

Oct 24, 2019 | Libyan actors

On 21 October, the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) Ambassador to Italy, Omar Tarhouni, stated that the planned international conference on Libya to be held in Berlin will occur in April 2020. This coincided with contrasting claims by Italian Ministry of Interior staff a few days prior that the conference would be held before the end of this year.

On 18 – 19 October, members of the Tubruq-based House of Representative (HoR) convened in Cairo with their Egyptian counterparts to discuss possible exits from the ongoing Libyan political crisis. However, the breakaway group of HoR members opposed to the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) assault on Tripoli refused to attend the meeting due to ‘Egypt not being a neutral party in the conflict’. The LNA welcomed the meetings in Cairo, saying it hoped the meetings would restore legitimacy to the HoR.