Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today, Friday, that Germany will remain committed to supporting Libya even after the government changes in Berlin.
“I can assure you that in the coming weeks and months as well, even if we now have a transition from one government to another, the Libyan issue will remain a priority for Germany … so there will be continuity,” Merkel said in a joint press conference with the head of the Libyan Presidential Council today, Friday. .
Merkel, who has been in power since 2005, did not seek another term in Sunday’s election and will leave office once the new government takes office. This could take weeks or months, given the painstaking talks to form a new governing coalition in Germany.