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Libyan parties on right track towards political solution: Sarraj

Head of Libya’s Presidency Council, Faiez Al-Sarraj, believes the political solution to the country’s current crisis has become close after all political parties have agreed to hold the national meeting in preparation for general elections.

The national meeting is essential in the UN and Western road map for elections in Libya as a way out of its eight-year turmoil since the fall of Muammar Qaddafi.

Sarraj and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salame, launched on Thursday a $202 million Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP2019) for more than half a million people in the country.

During the launch of HRP2019, Sarraj affirmed that the only way to reach stability in Libya is holding presidential and parliamentary elections.

“The effort in this humanitarian action is part of a collective work that includes politics, security, and development. Its success depends on progress in various tracks,” added Sarraj.

Salame said the reform program should include both public and private sectors for economic recovery.

Moreover, Sarraj pointed out that this program aimed at reducing the suffering of citizens and establishing public order.

Seven years after the revolution, hundreds of thousands of people across Libya, live in dire conditions.

The HRP2019 reveals that an estimated 823,000 people, including 248,000 children, are in need of some form of a humanitarian assistance in Libya, and that half of them are Libyan citizens. Conflict-affected refugees and migrants in or transiting through the country make up the other half.

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