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Security Council to discuss Libya next Thursday

Security Council to discuss Libya next Thursday

The United Nations Security Council will convene on Thursday morning, September 29, to hold consultations on Libya, according to the council’s agenda.

It was not disclosed what will be the specific subject of these consultations, which will take place behind closed doors.

Earlier this month, the Security Council approved former Senegalese minister and U.N. diplomat Abdoulaye Bathily as the new U.N. envoy to Libya, ending a nine-month vacancy.

In a joint statement this week, the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and France have reaffirmed their support for the newly appointed Bathily and for the U.N. mediation aimed at “producing a constitutional basis to enable free, fair, and inclusive presidential and parliamentary elections throughout Libya in the shortest possible time”.

Western powers reaffirm support for new UN envoy to Libya in joint statement