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New UN envoy to Libya assumes office

The new United Nations (UN) envoy to Libya and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Jan Kubis, will assume office and begin his job on Monday, UNSMIL said in a statement.

Kubis assumes office today after about 11 months of Ghassan Salame’s resignation over what he described as “health reasons” in last March.

Since March 2020, Stephanie Williams has been leading the UNSMIL’s teams as an Acting Head and envoy. Kubis now takes over the task after a breakthrough under Williams’ efforts that brought about a new unified executive authority on February 05.

Meanwhile, UNSMIL said Kubis spoke to the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, and the Foreign Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Mohammed Sayala, ahead of taking up his job.

Kubis reiterated the UN steadfast commitment to a stable, prosperous and united Libya, building on the positive outcome of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum in Switzerland.

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