UN mission to return to Libya

Author : Mircea Birca | Monday, April 18, 2016
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Martin Kobler announced Sunday the return of the United Nations mission to this country.

Kobler said at a conference in Tripoli that “the UN mission will stay in Tripoli five days a week,” media reported.

“The UN is back to Tripoli,” he announced, adding “I no more visit Tripoli, I work there.”

This return comes on the eve of the crutial vote of the Libyan parliament on the Government of National Accord (GNA) backed by the UN and the international community, which hope that the fight against the self-proclaimed terrorist group “Islamic State” (ISIS) will be reinforced.

Kobler stated that he will visit Tobrouk Monday, the city in which the Libyan Parliament is headquartered “to encourage all parties to grant confidence to the GNA.”

The Parliament of Tobrouk, recognized by the international community, met Monday to decide whether it grants confidence or not to the new government and Premier Fayez al-Sarraj.

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