UN Special Envoy discusses with UK officials support for elections in Libya

UN Special Envoy discusses with UK officials support for elections in Libya

London (UNA-OIC) – As part of his outreach efforts to international community members, UN Special Envoy for Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ján Kubiš paid a visit to London on Monday and met with high-level British officials.

Kubiš held a meeting with Minister for Middle East and North Africa at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) James Cleverly, to discuss the progress made so far in the peace process in Libya, including the implementation of the ceasefire agreement and the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) Roadmap.

The Special Envoy and the British official emphasized the importance of holding the national election on 24 December as set out by the LPDF Roadmap and the swift withdrawal of mercenaries and foreign forces from Libya.

Kubiš also met with Head of North Africa Department at FCDO George Hodgson, his deputy Ms. Rosy Cave and other officials of the ministry.

The situation in Libya and the wider region, notably from the security perspective, were the focus of meetings the Special Envoy held with Deputy Chief of Defense Staff (MoD) Lt. Gen. Roly Walker, and separately with other officials from the Cabinet Office and security agencies.

Kubiš also met with Martin Reynolds, Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, and discussed with him the UK support, to the Libyan people and authorities in their quest for peace, stability, unity, and prosperity, including through the Security Council. He expressed his appreciation to Reynolds for his country’s continuous support of the UN efforts and the peace process in Libya.

The Special Envoy concluded his visit participating in the Libya de-escalation roundtable along with a number of government officials with various expertise.

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