The UN Secretary General’s Advisor, Stephanie Williams, met with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Vershinin, and reviewed the situation in Libya, holding in-depth consultations on the challenges facing the electoral process, and the military and political situation in the country.
Williams reiterated the importance of UNSMIL coordination role to boost settlement without foreign intervention as part of a conclusive process for all parties
Williams also said on Twitter that they had emphasized the critical role of the international community and the Berlin Process to help Libyans realize their aspirations towards peace and prosperity, through an inclusive Libya-led and Libyan-owned process, and the importance of maintaining stability across Libya.
Vershinin stressed the need for respecting Libya's political process facilitated by the UN, rejecting imposing foreign solutions on the country, and discussing as well as the extension of UNSMIL mandate that ends January 31.
Williams arrived in Moscow on Tuesday upon an invitation by Russian Foreign Minister after visiting Turkey and Egypt.