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EU’s Michel, Putin ‘hopeful’ that Berlin talks bring Libya ceasefire

Brussels: European Council President Charles Michel and Russian President Vladimir Putin are both hopeful that Sunday’s Libya conference in Berlin will deliver a ceasefire, says a statement from Michel’s office after both leaders spoke by telephone.
“The presidents are hopeful that all parties will come to an agreement to lock in a ceasefire and to re-launch the political process,” the statement says.
Thursday’s phone call was the first contact between the two leaders after Michel, a former Belgian prime minster, took office in December.
They also discussed heightened tensions in Iran and Iraq, while Michel stressed the European Union’s support for the Iran nuclear deal as an “important contribution to regional security.” (DPA)

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