German Ambassador Calls for Greater Dialogue in Libya


German Ambassador to Libya, Michael Ohnmacht has sent an invitation to a dialogue session on the German position on Libya, and Germany’s role in supporting the democratic process and stability in Libya.

The Ambassador also called for dialogue on bilateral relations with Libya. Ohnmacht noted that he will answer a selection of questions directly on Thursday at 3:00 pm.

The German Embassy requested questions be sent through its official Twitter page, or that of the Ambassador’s, starting Tuesday at 1:00 pm until Wednesday, at 4:00 pm.

Days ago, Ambassador Ohnmacht expressed his support for the initiative of the UN Envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily to secure elections by the end of 2023.

In a tweet, the German Ambassador confirmed his support for the efforts of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), to hold elections.

During his briefing to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Bathily announced a mechanism to bring together the various Libyan parties. This includes representatives of political institutions, prominent political figures, tribal leaders, civil society organisations, security actors, and representatives of women and youth, to facilitate the adoption of a legal framework and a binding timetable for holding elections in 2023.

The UNSC welcomed the gradual progress of the new constitutional amendments in Libya. It affirmed its support for holding elections in the country, according to a statement seen by Italy’s news agency, Nova.

It also praised Egypt’s role in facilitating talks in Cairo between the Libyan Parliament, and the High Council of State (HCS).

“Individuals or entities that threaten the peace, stability or security of Libya, or hinder or undermine the successful completion of its political transition, can be designated under sanctions by the Security Council,” the UNSC warned.

The UNSC emphasized the need for “a new impetus” to ensure a legal basis and political agreement, essential for the holding of free, fair, transparent, inclusive, and secure Presidential and Parliamentary elections in 2023.

The statement affirmed the UNSC’s strong support for Bathily as a “mediator to promote a political process in line with the pertinent Security Council resolutions.”