U.S. Ambassador and Special Envoy to Libya, Richard Norland, has said his country “joins the UN and international partners in calling for all sides in Libya to engage in dialogue and work in good faith on a credible roadmap for early elections, according to US Embassy in Libya.”
Following recent armed clashes in Tripoli that resulted in civilian casualties and widespread damage to civilian facilities, UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) underlined “the importance of avoiding any actions or statements that undermine the fragile calm.”
“In 2022, over 194,000 people in Libya benefited from humanitarian assistance including food, education, health, shelter and protection services provided by UN and humanitarian partners, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Libya (OCHA).
Security Council will hold a session on Libya Monday to consider the issue of appointing a new head of UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), with the possibility of appointing the Senegalese candidate, Abdallah Batali.
President of the Tripoli-based High Council of State (HCS), Khaled al-Mishri, has discussed with the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peace-building Affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo, the political developments in Libya.
UN Secretary-General expressed his sincere gratitude to Stephanie Williams, who has just concluded her assignment as his Special Adviser on Libya, according to Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General.
Workers at Libyan oil and gas sector expressed their dissatisfaction and complete rejection of statements of US ambassador Richard Norland and UN advisor Stephanie Williams and “their blatant interference in the management of the oil sector in Libya,” pointing out that this is considered a violation of the state’s sovereignty and independence.
The UN secretary general, António Guterres, has appealed for calm as street demonstrations spread across Libya in protest over power cuts and the failure to hold national elections.
UN Special Advisor on Libya, Stephanie Williams, has confirmed that House of Representatives Speaker and High Council of State Head had accepted her invitation to meet at UN Office in Geneva on 28-29 June to discuss constitutional framework for Libya elections.
Libyan Presidential Candidate, Suleiman al-Bayoudi, said UN Special Advisor on Libya, Stephanie Williams, was capable of successfully setting and facilitating a meeting between representatives of the parliament and High Council of State (HCS) in Cairo based on paragraph 5 of the Twelfth Amendment, but reaching an agreement on the proposed Constitution controversial issues within 60 days’ notice failed.