On 6 January, the head of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Serraj met with Russia’s Ambassador to Libya, Ivan Molotkov, to discuss bilateral relations, economic reforms and the current political situation in Libya. Molotkov is reported to have expressed his support for the GNA and hoped relations between the two countries would strengthen.

On 5 January, Germany’s Ambassador to Libya, Oliver Owcza, stated that Germany will use its membership on the United Nations Security Council to support UNSMIL efforts on economic development, political inclusivity, and international unity of Libya. Germany has a UNSC membership for two years from 2019 to 2020.

On 2 January, Government of National Accord (GNA) Interior Minister Fathi Bashaga met with the British Charge d’Affairs to request support for the training of security services.