United Nations envoy to Libya submits resignation to Guterres



Tue, 16 Apr 2024 - 10:25 GMT


Tue, 16 Apr 2024 - 10:25 GMT

CAIRO – 16 April 2024:  The United Nations envoy to Libya, Abdullah Bathily, submitted on Tuesday his resignation to UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

Bathily said at the UN Security Council that progress towards holding credible elections in Libya is impossible without agreement between the ‘main political players.’

He also told the ambassadors in the Security Council that they must put aside self-interest, negotiate in good faith, and reach an agreement on a unified government while ensuring that national elections are held to avoid “slide into disintegration,”.

In March, Egypt welcomed a meeting of key Libyan institutional stakeholder, namely the head of Libya's Presidential Council, House of Representatives speaker and head Libya's High State Council, by the Arab League (AL).

The meeting, held in Cairo, was meant to support a Libyan-led and owned political solution alongside reinforcing the role of Libyan institutions in ensuring the constitutional and legal framework for holding presidential and parliamentary elections shortly.

The outcomes of the meeting represent key steps on the right track towards fulfilling the legitimate aspirations of the Libyan people, in a way that preserves Libya's sovereignty, unity, security and stability, according to a statement issued by Egypt's Foreign Ministry.




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