UN envoy hails progress in Libyan talks

2018-05-29 19:30
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The UN envoy to Libya has praised the "historic meeting" in Paris of rival Libyan leaders, who agreed on a political roadmap leading to elections on December 10.

At a news conference after Tuesday's talks, Ghassan Salame says "we do not speak in place of the Libyans. It's the Libyans who agree all together in our presence. This is crucial."

Salame said he has never seen "such convergence between the Libyan popular will and the international will."

Some 20 countries and several international organisations attended the conference, which was hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Salame says he will keep working with the parties in the coming weeks on setting a constitutional basis for the parliamentary and presidential elections. He says one option is to organise a constitutional referendum prior to the elections, while another is to pass an electoral law.

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