Footage by the Turkish President's Office shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meeting with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj and Algeria President Abdelmadjid Tebboune in Berlin, Sunday, January 19, where Germany is bringing together the key players in Libya’s long-running civil war.

READ MORE: Sarraj is head of Libya's UN-recognized government in Tripoli. His rival leader in the east of Libya, Gen. Khalifa Haftar, also came to Berlin.

The talks are seeking to curb foreign military interference in Libya, solidify a cease-fire and help relaunch a political process to stop the chaos in the North African nation.

World leaders agreed Sunday to respect an arms embargo and postpone military support to the two factions at a summit aimed at heading off "a true regional escalation" of fighting in Libya.

Twelve world leaders as well as representatives from the United Nations, the European Union, the African Union, and the Arab League met in Berlin Sunday in hopes of laying a foundation for a lasting cease-fire between Libya's rival governments.

"We all agree that we should respect the arms embargo and that the arms embargo should be controlled more strongly than it has been in the past," Chancellor Angela Merkel, the summit host, said Sunday, adding that participants have agreed on a "comprehensive plan forward," according to the Associated Press. (VOA/AP)

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