The UN calls on the Libyan stakeholders to work harder to reach agreement

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Monday urged the main political actors in Libya to redouble efforts to bring the Libyan political dialogue process to a successful conclusion, said a UN spokesman in daily news briefing Monday.
“Such a conclusion would allow an agreement to form a national consensus government and resume the democratic transition in Libya,” said spokesman Stephane Dujarric the Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki-moon.
Libya has been plagued by factional fighting since the 2011 revolution, the situation continues to deteriorate in recent months in the midst of significant political fragmentation and violence.
Based on extensive consultations facilitated by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNSMIL, Bernardino Leon, a proposal for the formation of a national unity government was announced in mid-October.
“Following this, the Mission has undertaken extensive consultations with the parties through the Libyan political spectrum on how to address some of the concerns about the configuration of the Council Presidency, in particular those related to fair representation and adequate for the East, specifically Benghazi, “Dujarric said.
Meanwhile, in response to questions about the direction of UNSMIL, the Secretary-General reaffirmed that his Special Representative for Bernardino Leon Libya remains fully committed in its name in the facilitation of Libyan political dialogue, while reiterating its confidence in the Mr. Leon efforts, according to the spokesman.

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