Bathily says his mission in Libya is challenging but not impossible

Bathily says his mission in Libya is challenging but not impossible

November 05, 2022 - 10:59
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The UN envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, says his mission in Libya is challenging but not insoluble, indicating that his work focuses on what the Libyans want without foreign interference.

Bathily's remarks came at a meeting with the Speaker of the Arab Parliament, Adel Al-Asoumi, on the sidelines of the Arab Summit in Algeria.

The UN official said he is counting on the Arab Parliament to support his new mission, citing that parliamentarians always have a supportive and facilitating role in such crises.

Meanwhile, Al-Asoumi affirmed the Arab Parliament's position on supporting all moves that preserve the sovereignty of the Libyan state over its entire territory and its unity.

The Arab Parliament's chief underscored the UN's efforts to end the Libyan crisis and his confidence in the UN envoy's ability to achieve positive progress on this path.

He urged all parties to demonstrate flexibility and join the consensus on holding elections as soon as possible, halting all foreign interference, and evacuating mercenaries and foreign fighters from Libya.

The final statement of the Arab summit, which concluded in Algeria on Wednesday, stressed the need to end the Libyan crisis through an inter-Libyan solution and move swiftly towards elections to achieve durable political stability in the country.