The United States will support U.N. initiatives that enable Libyan political leaders and institutions to “agree to credible roadmap to deliver elections as soon as possible,” the American Ambassador and Special Envoy to Libya Richard Norland said on Tuesday.
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Former Special Advisor to the U.N. Secretary General, Stephanie Williams, has stated that, by the time she assume her last role in Libya in early December of last year, “there was widespread consensus that the presidential elections constituted a threat to the country’s civil peace.”
The United Nations has concerns over the tensions between Greece and Turkey in light of the latter’s deal with Libya on the Mediterranean borders, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General Farhan Haq told reporters during briefing on Tuesday.
The Minister of State for Communication and Political Affairs in the Government of National Unity, Walid Al-Lafi, held talks on Monday with U.N. Special Envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, on the sidelines of preparatory meetings for the Arab League Council summit in Algeria.
The United Nations and France have reaffirmed on Sunday “the importance of finalizing the constitutional basis” to Libya’s presidential and parliamentary elections “as soon as possible,” according to the French Embassy in Libya.
The government of Fathi Bashagha, designated by the House of Representatives, welcomed on Saturday the U.N. Security Council Resolution 2656.
The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for a year, till October 31, 2023.
UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, Reem Alsalem, will conduct an official visit to Libya from 11 to 20 December 2022, announced the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
A meeting of the 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Committee with U.N. Special Envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathily will be held tomorrow at the Ouagadougou Palace in Sirte, Italian news agency Nova reports, citing unnamed Libyan sources.
The U.N. Special Envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathily was briefed by the country’s Chairman of High Council of State, Khaled Al-Mishri, on the outcomes of the latter’s meeting Speaker of the House of Representative, Aguila Saleh, which took place in Morocco few days ago.