Libyan political dialogue kicks off in Tunisia with new government atop the agenda

Libyan political dialogue kicks off in Tunisia with new government atop the agenda

November 09, 2020 - 20:56
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Libyan Political Dialogue Forum started Monday in Tunisia with 75 Libyan negotiators representing political, regional and social components across the country under the auspices of the UN Support Mission.

The UN acting envoy to Libya Stephanie Williams, in the presence of Tunisian President, said in her opening statement that they are firmly moving forward in the various tracks of solution under the auspices of the UNSMIL.

Williams thanked the members of the dialogue for their efforts and cooperation in order to come together in Tunisia and attempt to reach a consensual solution to the Libyan crisis.

She also indicated that the path to the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum wasn't an easy one, commending the cooperation of the 5+5 joint military commission, which was later named the commission of 10, saying it was very helpful in leading to this dialogue.

Williams said the upcoming new government will pave the way for holding elections and launching anti-corruption and reconciliation work across Libya, saying the failure to resolve any conflict on the dialogue's table would make it impossible to resolve in the future.

Meanwhile, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in a message to the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum participants that they hold the key to Libya's future and that all parties should make concessions to reach a solution to the crisis.