In the latest attempt to restore stability and peace to civil-war torn Libya, on 19 January, Berlin hosted talks between its two rival administrations and international actors to find solutions to the longstanding conflict in the oil-rich North African country.
When asked whether there could be a role for UK forces in Libya, Johnson responded:
“If there is a ceasefire, yes of course, there’s a case for us doing what we do very well, sending people, experts, to monitor the ceasefire. I don’t see any ceasefire at all at the moment. That’s what we are arguing for today.”
In such an event, Downing Street officials insisted the experts would be from the UK’s Foreign Office, and the number of UK troops would be low, reported The Sun.
Comprehensive Plan for Libyan Settlement
The PM mentioned the possibility while attending an emergency one-day summit in Berlin seeking to establish an enduring ceasefire in Libya between the two main warring parties, the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Fayez al-Sarraj, and the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by commander Khalifa…