On 1 June, the German Foreign Ministry announced that a second round of the so-called Berlin Conference on Libya would be held in Berlin on 23 June and that ‘the participating states and regional organisations of the Berlin Process’ had been invited. According to the German Foreign Ministry, the main focus will be on preparations for the national elections scheduled for 24 December and on the withdrawal of foreign troops and mercenaries from Libya as agreed in the October 2020 cease-fire. It added that steps towards the creation of a unified Libyan security forces will be discussed and that the Government of National Unity (GNU) would be invited to attend.
On 5 June, the President of the Libyan Presidential Council Mohammed al-Menfi, the GNU Foreign Minister, Najla al-Mangoush, and new head of the Libyan Intelligence Service, Hussein al-Aaeb, travelled to Abu Dhabi where they met with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohamed Bin Zayed al-Nahyan. The parties discussed relations between the two countries, and consulted on the 2nd Berlin Conference to be held on 23 June. Mangoush also met with the UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdullah Bin Zayed al-Nahyan, where the two discussed the development of bilateral relations between their respective countries.