UNSMIL Head Highlights Egypt’s Positive Role in Dealing with Berlin Conference Outcomes to End Libyan Crisis

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On Saturday, the Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Stephanie Williams, met with the Egyptian Intelligence Chief, Major General Abbas Kamel to discuss the situation in Libya.

During the meeting, Williams and Kamel discussed all possible means to de-escalate the Libyan crisis and swiftly resume a comprehensive political process under the auspices of the UN.

On her part, Williams highlighted Egypt’s positive role in dealing with the Berlin Conference’s outcomes and in reaching out to all Libyan parties.

She also met with a delegation from the Egyptian Center for Strategic Studies (ECSS) for a brainstorming and exchange of views pertaining to the Libyan dialogue and the resumption of an inclusive political process as the only way to reach a comprehensive and final solution to the Libyan crisis.

Earlier on Sunday, Williams also met with the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, to discuss recent developments in the Libyan arena.

The two sides welcomed the statements of the Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord Fayez Al-Sarraj and the Speaker of Parliament, Ageela Saleh, announcing a ceasefire at the state level, the resumption of oil production and the return to a comprehensive political dialogue between the Libyan parties under the auspices of the United Nations.

The GNA, which is based in the west of the country, announced on Friday morning a ceasefire across Libya. It also called for the demilitarisation of the contested strategic cities of Sirte and Al-Jufrah, which are controlled by the Libyan National Army.