Merkel says Germany will do its part to avoid proxy war in Libya

epa07834180 German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a session of the German parliament 'Bundestag' in Berlin, Germany, 11 September 2019. Members of Bundestag debate on the government's draft budget for 2020 including the budget of the Federal Chancellor and Chancellery. EPA-EFE/HAYOUNG JEON

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Whilst warning that the situation in Libya risked destabilising the whole of Africa Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, she added that Germany will do its part to avoid a proxy war in Libya.

“In Libya, a situation is developing that can take on similar dimensions to what we have seen in Syria .. and it’s imperative we do everything we can to make sure this does not escalate into a proxy war and Germany will play its part,” Merkel told the Bundestag lower house.

“The whole of the African region will be destabilised if Libya is not stabilised,” she added.

 

Via Reuters

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