The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) envoy Abdoulaye Bathily met with Libyan political, security and civil society figures in Al-Aziziyah town yesterday.
According to video clips published by the Al-Aziziyah Municipal Council’s media office, the discussions focused on supporting the Libyan people’s right to self-determination through presidential and parliamentary elections.
Attendees also called on the envoy to back national reconciliation efforts, anti-corruption measures and greater representation for women in governance.
Constituent assembly member Dhu Al-Mansouri urged accelerated action on issuing a referendum law for the draft constitution finalized in 2017, asking Bathily “Do we have to wait another 30 years until the referendum law is issued so that the Libyan people can determine their fate?”
Activist Abu Ajila Seif Al-Nasr acknowledged past “injustice” towards Warshafana residents but advocated for forgiveness over resentment. “Libya’s higher interests and our common circumstance lead us to reconciliation,” he said.
Al-Nasr also told the envoy that transparent accountability for spoilers would demonstrate the international community’s commitment to resolving the conflict.
Lawmaker Omar Tantoush outlined the House of Representatives’ support for an incremental political process built on trust-building. He noted recent agreement between the HOR and High State Council on an elections roadmap and welcomed UNSMIL engagement with displaced persons from Warshafana.