On Friday, the Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Stephanie Williams, held meetings with Libyan mayors and discussed their concerns about the political process.
“As part of Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) process, based on the principles of social and political inclusivity, Stephanie Williams has been holding a series of meetings with mayors from the southern, western and the eastern parts of Libya,” UNSMIL said in a statement.
UNSMIL pointed out that the mayors discussed concerns and recommendations regarding the political process, focusing on the phase preceding the national elections.
The statement added that the mayors urged the United Nations to advocate for better economic conditions and for the provision of services to Libyan citizens at the
UNSMIL confirmed that it values the contribution made by mayors across Libya and will continue to engage with them throughout the LPDF process.
Amid escalating violence and political division, Libya has been struggling to make a democratic transition since the fall of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi’s government in 2011.