UN makes new push for Libya stability

Author : Mircea Birca | Friday, September 22, 2017
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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The United Nations on Wednesday launched a new push to bring stability to Libya, which has been ravaged by chaos since the 2011 ouster of longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi.

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and a new UN envoy on Libya, Ghassan Salame, met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly with countries involved with the country’s troubles.

“It is my deep belief that circumstances are now created in a way that allow for a solution to be possible,” Guterres told the meeting.

“I don’t think we can miss this opportunity. I want to ask all of you to commit very strongly to a common effort to make sure that we do everything we can to help our Libyan friends to come together and to find a future of peace, democracy, freedom and prosperity,” he said.

The initiative aims to set up a roadmap that starts with amending a December 2015 deal that set up an interim government of national accord. Despite the agreement, Libya remains divided.

The meeting involved French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May – whose predecessors led the Western intervention to help oust Gaddafi.

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