German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, who arrived in Zuwara on an unannounced visit on Sunday, was set to hold talks with Fayez Serraj, the head of Libya’s UN-backed government. Maas was received at the coastal city’s airport by Libya’s Foreign Minister Mohamed Taher Siala. The German foreign minister’s visit was not announced in advance for security reasons, according to German officials. Libya has two rival administrations: the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) headed by Serraj, and the other allied with the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) Khalifa Haftar, which has a stronghold in the eastern city of Tobruk. Read more: Libya’s civil war: US ‘undermines any hope for a successful political process’ Libya has fallen into chaos since a 2011 uprising that toppled and killed long-ruling dictator Moammar Gadhafi. A number of armed groups are now vying for control of the country or various regions of it. Fighting in Tripoli has been fierce since Haftar’s LNA launched an offensive in April to capture the capital from the internationally recognized GNA. Watch video 02:39 Share A ray of hope in war-torn Libya Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3Qb1P A ray of hope in war-torn Libya The… Read full this story
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