LPDF talks to kick-start in Geneva in February: UN

The United Nations (UN) said Friday that a new round of talks for the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) will commence between February 01 and 05 in Geneva.

Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, told reporters in New York that the acting UN envoy, Stephanie Williams, will chair the Geneva talks where voting on the names nomination for the new executive authority will take place.

He added that the LPDF is expected to vote for names nominated for the three members of the Presidential Council: Head and two deputies, and a Prime Minister, as per the roadmap agreed upon in Tunisia by the LPDF members in mid-November 2020.

Dujarric said a three-member committee from the LPDF will make sure that the nominations are in line with the criteria set by the LPDF, including the posts of two deputies and Head of the Presidential Council as well as the Prime Minister’s post.

“The unified executive authority in Libya will be temporary and will have to work toward taking the country into general elections on December 24, 2021.” Dujarric explained.

The UN ended the rounds of the LPDF talks that were held in Tunisia in mid-November with a roadmap that leads the country to general elections on December 24, 2021.


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