European Council President, Charles Michel heads to Turkey and Egypt for talks on the conflict in Libya.
Turkey and Egypt are backing opposing sides in Libya’s civil war, which has drawn regional powers into it, including Russia.
European diplomats have been involved in intense diplomacy to curb foreign interference in Libya, fearing it will only fuel the violence.
Michel is expected to meet President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul. Talks with Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sissi are planned for later in Cairo.
Russia and Turkey have called for a ceasefire at midnight on January 12th, but Russia-backed military strongman General Khalifa Haftar has vowed to keep fighting.
Also, German Chancellor, Angela Merkel travels to Moscow to meet with President Vladimir Putin. Germany is preparing for a Berlin conference on Libya with no fixed date for it yet.