Geneva Hosts New Libyan Dialogue

The committee’s main mission is to discuss outstanding issues related to the selection of a unified executive authority in Libya and to present concrete and practical recommendations upon which the forum’s plenary shall decide, the UN said in a message emailed to journalists.

The 18 members of the newly established Libyan Political Dialogue Forum’s Advisory Committee will meet at the United Nations (UN) headquarters here on Jan. 13-16.

“The national elections date of December 24, 2021 remains a sine qua non for the UN, a guiding principle and an unrenounceable goal,” the message said.

On Jan. 3, the UN Support Mission in Libya announced the establishment of the Advisory Committee, saying that its mandate would be “strictly time-bound.”

Libya’s eastern-based army and its UN-backed government fought for more than a year in and around the capital Tripoli before the conflicts ended last June. On Oct. 23, 2020, Libyan delegations in Geneva signed a UN-sponsored permanent ceasefire agreement.

At a meeting held last November, 75 representatives of the social and political spectrum of the Libyan society agreed to hold general elections in the country on Dec. 24, 2021. They also agreed on a mechanism to select a unified executive authority in the country. 


Arab Observer




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