Germany concerned over violation of Libya arms embargo

BERLINThe German State Secretary and Government Spokesman Steffen Seibert said Friday his country was concerned over continued breaches of the agreement on arms embargo on Libya reached during the Berlin conference.

Some countries, that took part in the Berlin conference on January 19, continue arms shipments to the warring parties in Libya, Seibert regretted at a press conference.

The German official urged halting such practices without delay.

He expressed hope that a follow up conference, scheduled to review the implementation of Berlin conference in February, would build on the efforts to end the crisis in Libya.

The Berlin conference gathered representatives of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council alongside those of Germany, Italy, Turkey, Algeria, Egypt, the UAE and the DRC as well as the European Union, African Union and Arab League.

The participants agreed on ceasefire in Libya and tightening the arms embargo.

Source: Kuwait News Agency