The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said Wednesday that the meeting for the Advisory Committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) started convening in Geneva, adding that discussions would continue on January 13-16 with participants from different Libyan regions and ages plus the participation of women.
The Advisory Committee will be discussing the entanglements of the LPDF that led to a stalemate regarding the selection of a new executive authority, and providing a report with tangible recommendations for the general session of the LPDF.
Meanwhile, the Acting Head of the UNSMIL, Stephanie Williams, reiterated in her opening statement in Geneva the need for a Libyan solution coming from the inside not from outside parties, rejecting what it described as claims that UNSMIL was having a say in selecting the new executive authority.
"This is a Libyan-Libyan decision. I see very positive turning points in Libya such as the economic dialogue about the unified budget, which was an excellent step that needs a unified authority in order to be implemented." Williams indicated.
She also said that a unified Libyan authority should also tackle municipalities' services, Covid-19 pandemic and infrastructure, especially in the electricity sector.