Pope Francis Hopes Libyan Political Dialogue Forum Will be Successful

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On Sunday, Pope Francis expressed his hope that the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) in Tunis may yield peace and stability in Libya.

The Pope prayed for stability in Libya and noted that the first meeting of the LPDF, which includes and engages all parties, is about to begin in the Tunisian capital, Tunis.

The pope described the forum as an important event and said: “I sincerely hope that in this delicate moment, a solution to the long-suffering of the Libyan people will be found.”

He expressed his hope that, “The recent agreement for a permanent ceasefire will be respected and concretized.” The Pope also asked for prayers for the success of the LPDF delegates.

The LPDF is an inclusive intra-Libyan political dialogue established by the January 2020 Berlin Conference Outcomes, which were endorsed by United Nations Security Council resolutions.

It represents a variety of different constituencies, based on the principles of inclusivity, fair geographic, ethnic, political, tribal, and social representation.