Ghassan Salamé is expected to appear in conference convened by Boris Johnson and complain conflicting policies are hampering efforts to unite Libya

Fears that overlapping European and Middle Eastern peace initiatives for Libya are hampering the new UN special envoy are to be aired this week at a special conference convened by the UK foreign secretary, Boris Johnson.

The Thursday conference, due to be attended by the US secretary of state Rex Tillerson, is likely to swing behind a plan to restart political talks, including making changes to a December 2015 peace deal that has so far failed to unite warring factions in the east and west of the country.

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