UN envoy to Libya said Sunday that rival parties have reached ‘consensus’ on the main elements of an agreement. But Tripoli faction’s insistence on backtracking on an agreement initialed on 12 July will further erode trust in Bernardino Leon as peace broker and jeopardize the whole process.
The Libyan Prime Minister is in two-day official visit to neighboring country Algeria with the aim to improve bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries in all fields and most so in bilateral security.
While rejecting European military intervention, the legitimate government of Libya has made it clear that it is always willing to cooperate with the EU on combating illegal immigration provided that the EU consulted with it on various issues.
UN special envoy Bernardino Leon was prevented by protesters from leaving Tobruk airport to hold talks with members of the Libyan House of Representatives. He is accused of forcing the elected government to share power with terrorists.
Largest gathering of Libyan tribes in Tobruk rejects UN sponsored talks in Morocco and slams special envoy for insistence talks with militias and IS should go on. Leaders of tribes are united on fighting terrorism, unity and stability of country.
Libya UN envoy says Libya accepts an observer to make sure that arms imported do not fall in non-government hands. He also warns that there is no right for any nation to interfere in any decisions by the elected Libyan authorities.
Malta temporarily halts an agreement with Libya that enabling holders of Libyan diplomatic passports to enter Malta without visa as the Libyan elected government calls on world community to halt courting terrorist groups in the country.
A report by UN experts could help SC respond positively to repeated demands by Libyan government to lift arms embargo in order to fight the spread of terrorism and extremist militias now controlling the capital Tripoli.
The Islamic State Friday claimed responsibility for the suicidal attacks on government and private facilities in the Qubbah city in eastern Libya that killed at least 47 people and wounded scores more.
Calls for halting the Libya dialogue sponsored by the UN have increased today as a result of both political and violent developments in the country that rendered the Libyan people more pessimistic and suspicious of these talks as a whole.
Three car bombs exploded in the city of Qubbah killing at least 40 civilians and wounding 70 others many seriously, the attack comes days after US and Britain opposed in the SC the lifting of arms embargo on the national army.
The Security Council is to meet today to discuss the spread of terrorism in Libya and how to establish peace and stability. Libyans want international support to their democratically elected government and lift the arms embargo so it can defend institutions and unity of the country.