US Supports UN-led Libyan Dialogue


US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker, stated that Washington was looking forward to a positive outcome from the UN-led intra-Libyan dialogue. This aims to create a new transitional government and lay out the path toward national elections.

“We strongly support the UN-facilitated Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LDPF), as a means towards an inclusive, negotiated political solution to the conflict in Libya”, Schenker said. This was following his meeting on Monday with the Moroccan Foreign Minister, Nasser Bourita, in Rabat.

He added that they discussed ways to strengthen the already strong US-Morocco strategic partnership.

The second day of the fourth round of the Libyan (5+5) Joint Military Commission (JMC) talks began this morning, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The deliberations of this round will continue until the 24th of this month.

Delegations from Libya’s two warring parties are participating in the talks. The acting head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Stephanie Williams, is also attending.

UNSMIL said in a statement that the work of the (5+5) JMC, commonly known as the security track, is one of the three intra-Libyan tracks facilitated by UNSMIL. The two others are the economic and political tracks, which emerged from the 2020 Berlin Conference on Libya.