The Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Jan Kubis concluded Tuesday his first visit to the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, in which he discussed strengthening the UN-AU cooperation in support of Libya and the region.
The UNSMIL confirmed in a statement that Kubis met during his visit with the African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Ambassador Bankole Adeoye.
"They agreed to elevate and strengthen the United Nations- African Union partnership, coordination, and cooperation for the benefit of the people of Libya and lasting peace, security and stability in the country and the region," the UNSMIL statement read.
The two sides discussed ways to develop UN-AU cooperation in numerous areas, especially in helping Libya to pursue national reconciliation and social cohesion, in addition to holding national elections on 24 December 2021 and countering illicit movement of weapons and armed groups.
Kubis also talked over a range of issues with the AU Commissioner for Social Affairs, Amira El Fadilthe, with a focus on migration and refugee issues, respect for their rights and the international humanitarian law, and the revitalization of the joint Tripartite Task Force, which brings together the AU, European Union (EU), and the UN, notably the International Organization of Migration (IOM) and UN High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR).