The former British ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, said that the general outcomes of the Berlin-2 conference and its final statement, which stipulated organizing the elections on time on December 24, and removing foreign fighters and mercenaries, represent a pivotal shift in political life in Libya, adding that society The international community responded positively to the demands of the Libyan people.
Millett added, during his participation in the “Evening” program on Al-Jazeera Mubasher, yesterday, Wednesday, that the final statement of the Berlin-2 conference requires the commitment of all signatories to it, stressing that there are countries that signed the Berlin-1 conference, but later worked to undermine it.
The final statement of the Berlin-2 conference stressed the need to provide strong support to the Libyan authorities in order to push for the holding of the elections on time, and to work to accelerate the coordinated, balanced and sequential withdrawal of foreign forces, starting with foreign mercenaries.
The final statement of the conference stressed the cessation of military operations inside Libya, the continuation of the ceasefire, the lifting of the oil blockade, the formation of an interim government and its granting of confidence by the House of Representatives.
The British diplomat stressed that the strength and effectiveness of the Berlin-2 agreement “depends on the extent to which the signatories respect it and their commitment to implement the agreed terms.”
The British official explained that retired Major General Khalifa Haftar represents the most important obstacle to the path of a political settlement in Libya, stressing that he has been ignoring the final statements of international conferences on Libya and efforts to promote peace in it because he is looking for a political position in the Libyan future.
He said that Haftar “has not yet given up his political ambitions, although people in the Libyan West reject him because they will not accept him as the new ruler and tyrant in Libya.”
Regarding the Russian role, Millett said that Russia had signed the clause to evacuate all foreign forces from Libya, but said, “The Wagner units have nothing to do with the matter.”
The British ambassador considered the Russian statement a heavy joke, and said, “I do not think that Russia will abide by what was agreed upon at the Berlin-2 conference.”
The British official stressed that there are international demands to contribute to the evacuation of all foreign forces from Libya “as a prerequisite and necessary for restructuring the security services in Libya and bringing the militias under one institution.”
The former British official concluded that the current Libyan administration faces many responsibilities represented in security and military challenges, noting that the current government’s agenda is heavy and that there are many things that must be done.
He said that the current government has 6 months to do these important things and may succeed in implementing them, provided that the countries participating in the Berlin-2 conference abide by what was agreed upon and not allow Haftar to violate this agreement.