UN Pledges Support for Libya’s National Reconciliation Project

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UN Pledges Support for Libya's National Reconciliation Project
UN Pledges Support for Libya's National Reconciliation Project

The United Nations has pledged to continue supporting the efforts of the Libyan Presidential Council, aimed at achieving the national reconciliation project.

This was confirmed during a meeting between the Deputy Head of the Presidential Council, Abdullah Al-Lafi, and the UN Envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily.

The two discussed the latest developments in the country, particularly elections, national reconciliation, and the outcomes of the 5+5 Joint Military Committee (JMC) meetings, which took place in Paris recently.

Bathily praised the launch of the preparatory committee for national reconciliation, which was held recently in the Congolese capital, Brazzaville. This committee is set to pave the way for a comprehensive conference, with broad participation from the Libyan people.

Bathily also briefed Al-Lafi on his recent meetings with Libyan parties, aimed at achieving stability and holding elections agreed by all, according to the Presidential Council.

He affirmed the UN’s continued support for the Presidential Council’s efforts to ensure the success of the national reconciliation project. Especially in coordination with the mission’s specialized experts, to contribute to the success of this file.

For his part, Al-Lafi confirmed that the committee meetings will be held in Libya, to send a positive message that reinforces the success of the national reconciliation project. He also highlighted the efforts to convene the “Transitional Justice Forum” with the participation of a group of international experts, war victims, and their families.

He stated that the Forum’s success will contribute to the success of the national reconciliation project. He also considered restoring trust between political parties as a fundamental factor in the success of the political process, in addition to the accompanying laws and legislation.

On Saturday, the Congolese President, Denis Sassou Nguesso underscored the critical need for significant progress in preparations for the National Reconciliation Conference in Libya. He said this represents a key precondition for the forthcoming general elections in the country.

In his address during the inaugural meeting of the preparatory committee for the Libyan National Reconciliation Conference, Nguesso promised that this “conference signifies the inception of a peaceful electoral process.”