The UN envoy to Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSML), Jan Kubis, continued his introductory calls with Libyan interlocutors, including the Head of the High Council of State, Khalid Al-Mishri, Deputy Head of the Presidential Council, Ahmed Maitiq, and Minister of Interior, Fathi Bashagha.
UNSMIL said in a statement Friday that Kubis had acknowledged their work to achieve progress in political, economic, and security files, and thanked them for their active participation in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF).
Kubis also sought the interlocutors’ views on the next steps to ensure the swift formation of the interim government, and further advances in the economic, social, and security areas, in creating unified structures and authorities, in moving forward on national reconciliation, as well as on implementation of the roadmap with a view to holding national elections on 24 December 2021.
UNSMIL also said that Kubis had spoken to Khlifa Haftar to discuss developments and priorities, in particular in the security file, where he welcomed Haftar’s support to the implementation of the ceasefire.
“Kubis consulted with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Mr. Sameh Shukri and his team, Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, of the Russian Federation, Mr. Sergey Lavrov, of France, Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, and separately with his team, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia, Mr. Othman al-Jerandi, and Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Ambassador Takahashi Katsuhiko, as well as with political directors and/or ambassadors of UK, USA, France, Italy, and Germany to Libya, and Qatar and Russian Federation Permanent Representatives to the United Nations in New York”. The statement reads.