Russian federal news agency said the Head of the Fund for the Protection of National Values (FZNTs)” Maxim Shugaley, who was detained along with his translator in Libya since May 2019 on charges of espionage and meddling in elections, and then released in December 2020, did not receive monitoring accreditation for the presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya, scheduled for December 24.
A process of recovery and peace-building was launched on Wednesday in the presence of Libyan officials and representatives from the EU, UN, and the World Bank.
The EU mission said that the program's chief goal is to help draw a map for recovery in Libya after years of conflict.
The assessment aims to strengthen core governance and institutions, enable strong social and economic recovery, and promote national reconciliation.
In his goodbye message, the UN envoy Jan Kubis has urged Libyans to go to elections to start a new democratic future for their country and free it from the grip of foreign interference.
"Notwithstanding all the risks and challenges, all technical and procedural flaws and imperfections, and less than optimal conditions, this unique opportunity to start a new democratic future for Libya should not be missed," Kubis said.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has said Moscow stands ready to support the 5+5 Joint Military Commission as he addressed the issue of the withdrawal of non-Libya armed groups and troops from Libya.
Bogdanov attended a meeting that grouped a delegation of the JMC with Russian officials from the foreign and defence ministries in Moscow.
He expressed his hope that the upcoming elections in Libya would bring a permanent authority that can unify the state's security structures throughout the country.
US-based Guidry Group has signed with Greek port construction company Archirodon Construction a Master Agreement for the design and construction of the $1.5 billion Susah Secure Port in Libya.
17 members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) called in a statement on the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to correct the course of political process under the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).