Libya’s Haftar in Greece ahead of ceasefire talks


The Libyan military strongman, Khalifa Haftar, has met the Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias, in Athens on his way to a conference in Berlin this weekend aimed at ending the Libyan civil war.

Reports from Greece say General Haftar is due to hold further talks including with the Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, on Friday – although the agenda has not been revealed.

Greece has strongly opposed an agreement struck recently between Turkey and Libya’s UN-backed government – General Haftar’s rival.

The agreement divides the Mediterranean Sea between the Libyan and Turkish coasts, and it has implications for regional oil exploration.

Earlier, after meeting General Haftar in his stronghold, Benghazi, the German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, said the commander had agreed to abide by a ceasefire with his government opponents.

He’s also said he’ll attend peace talks on Sunday in Berli