UN urges Libyans to back political solution agreed by rivals

2017-07-28 12:18
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New York - The UN Security Council has welcomed this week's meeting of rival Libyan leaders and is urging all Libyans to support a negotiated political solution, national reconciliation and an immediate cease-fire.

French President Emmanuel Marcron hosted a meeting on Tuesday at which Libyan President Fayez Al Sarraj and military leader General Khalifa Haftar committed themselves to a cease-fire.

They also agreed to work toward presidential and parliamentary elections and to find a roadmap for securing their lawless country against terrorism and trafficking.

The Security Council underscored the importance of the UN's central role in facilitating a Libyan-led political dialogue and welcomed new UN envoy Ghassan Salame.

It said in a statement on Thursday that it looks forward "to supporting his efforts to facilitate a political solution in Libya."

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