UN envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathily said he had a tour in Sirte city where he saw some of the damage from the conflict and met with local children, urging Libyan political actors “to consider their roles in history and not to let the children down.”
“I had a tour of Sirte city where I saw some of the damage from the conflict. It is heartbreaking to see firsthand such destruction of homes, public and private properties and even worse, the impact it has had on people,” Bathily tweeted on Sunday.
“It is critical that peace, stability and legitimate institutions are restored in Libya so that cities like Sirte can be renovated, businesses and people are fairly compensated, social services fully activated, and peaceful relations revived among the citizens,” he pointed out.
“After meeting with the JMC 5+5 today in Sirte, I had the pleasure of meeting with local children. They deserve a safe and prosperous country full of opportunities.”
“I urge all Libyan political actors to consider their roles in history and to not let the children of this country down. They are the future of Libya,” UN envoy added.