January 19, 2020 / 7:31 PM / a month ago

Berlin summit on Libya did not discuss any sanctions: Merkel

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas leave a news conference after the Libya summit in Berlin, Germany, January 19, 2020. Michael Kappeler/Pool via Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - World leaders at a Libya conference in Berlin did not discuss possible sanctions for violations of an international arms embargo, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday.

Speaking at a news conference with Merkel, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas added that both sides in the Libyan conflict had promised they would try to find a solution for closed oil ports in the North African country.

Reporting by Michael Nienaber; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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