UN envoy briefs Ministerial Meeting on latest Libya developments

UN envoy briefs Ministerial Meeting on latest Libya developments

September 24, 2018 - 21:34
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, has joined a Ministerial Meeting on Libya held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York from his office in Tripoli to brief on the security situation in the Libyan capital, economic reforms and the political process.

Salame said, according to UNSMIL's Twitter account, UNSMIL is working to deescalate the situation, stop spillover of fighting to other Tripoli neighborhoods and reach out to other cities to support ceasefire, adding that they are also trying to prevent other groups from joining the fighting.

"Deescalation is possible, it requires patience and vigilance. Those violating international humanitarian law need to be sanctioned. We are gathering the evidence and preparing lists to submit to the Security Council." Salame added.

Salame briefed the meeting about the Libyan announced economic reforms.

"Moving forward on currency exchange rate, subsidy reforms and a more equitable distribution of wealth are essential and overdue, so is unifying the Central Bank of Libya." Salame explained.

the meeting's attendees remarked that they supports the work of UNSMIL on security situation in Tripoli, adding that a constitutional framework, elections, fiscal transparency and economic reforms are needed for the benefit of all Libyans.