Libya parties held peace talks in Algiers

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”.

Libya has been gripped by chaos and violence since its 2011 revolution that toppled and killed veteran dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

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.

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