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Germany: Government comments on Libya peace conference, China virus outbreak

Germany, Berlin
January 20, 2020 at 15:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

German Government spokesperson Steffen Seibert said a lot depended on how the warring sides in Libya will act on the decisions made at Sunday's peace summit. Seibert was speaking at the weekly Federal Press Conference in Berlin on Monday.

"It is clear that it is up to them via the 5+5 military commission process to really leave the military logic and enter a political process," said Seibert.

He added that an important step was the agreement between all participants not to continue military support for the sides in the Libyan conflict and to strengthen the UN surveillance mechanism for the weapons embargo.

Officials also commented on other recent developments. When asked about a report suggesting a security threat for a US base in Germany, Interior Ministry Spokesperson Bjoern Gruenwaelder said, that the threat level in Germany remained unchanged.

And speaking about an outbreak of an unknown virus in the Wuhan province of China, the spokesperson for the German Foreign Ministry said there was no risk for the German population based on the information about the pathogen so far.

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German Government spokesperson Steffen Seibert said a lot depended on how the warring sides in Libya will act on the decisions made at Sunday's peace summit. Seibert was speaking at the weekly Federal Press Conference in Berlin on Monday.

"It is clear that it is up to them via the 5+5 military commission process to really leave the military logic and enter a political process," said Seibert.

He added that an important step was the agreement between all participants not to continue military support for the sides in the Libyan conflict and to strengthen the UN surveillance mechanism for the weapons embargo.

Officials also commented on other recent developments. When asked about a report suggesting a security threat for a US base in Germany, Interior Ministry Spokesperson Bjoern Gruenwaelder said, that the threat level in Germany remained unchanged.

And speaking about an outbreak of an unknown virus in the Wuhan province of China, the spokesperson for the German Foreign Ministry said there was no risk for the German population based on the information about the pathogen so far.

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