March 10, 2020 / 1:16 PM / 18 days ago

Germany' Merkel meets Libyan General Haftar for talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a German-Greek business forum in Berlin, Germany, March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel received Khalifa Haftar, Libya’s eastern military commander, on Tuesday for talks on the conflict in Libya, the German government said.

“The Chancellor stressed that there can be no military solution to this conflict and that for this reason a ceasefire and progress in the political process are necessary,” the government spokesman said in a written statement.

Reporting by Thomas Escritt; editing by Thomas Seythal

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