Talks between Libya’s rival parliaments on forging a unity government for the violence-wracked country have been a “great success,” the UN envoy said on Tuesday, but there were no signs of a major breakthrough.
“The result of the second round of dialogue is a great success,” Bernardino Leon said in Algiers. “The Libyan parties have succeeded in finding a common position on most of the points of a draft accord presented by the United Nations.”
Representatives of the two sides are to resume the UN-brokered talks in Morocco on Thursday, a diplomat in Rabat said.
That is a day later than planned by the United Nations and comes despite a statement adopted unanimously by the Security Council late on Monday saying it awaited the resumption of talks “with impatience”.
It has had rival administrations and parliaments since an Islamist-backed militia alliance seized the capital in August, prompting the internationally recognised government to take refuge in the east.