GNA PM and UNSMIL Review Steps for Resuming Political Dialogue


On Saturday, the Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez al-Sarraj, held a meeting with the Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Stephanie Williams, to review the next steps for resuming the political track in accordance with the outcomes of the Berlin Conference.

During the meeting, the duo agreed that the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), scheduled to be held in Tunis on November 9th, represents a landmark opportunity for Libyan politicians to decide the path of moving towards a political solution without external interference.

Sarraj and Williams also clarified that the dialogue will be held according to a clear and binding roadmap with concrete dates, to hold national elections based on a solid constitutional basis.

The two sides affirmed that all segments of the Libyan people will be included in the political solution, taking into account the supreme national interest above all personal and regional interests, in order to preserve the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Libya.

UNSMIL expressed its gratitude to the Tunisian government for providing all necessary support and facilitations to allow the holding of the in-person meeting in Tunisia, especially in light of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Mission is equally grateful for the constructive political and material support received by Libya’s neighbours, the African Union, the European Union and the League of Arab States, as well as to the members of the international community which have been supporting this process.