Salame’s visits Benghazi, discusses UN-supported development

The visit of head of the U.N. Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salame aims to launch projects supported by the U.N. Capital Development Fund, Osama al-Kaza, project director at Benghazi Municipality said Sunday.

Kaza added that a permanent U.N. office was opened in Benghazi to expedite the projects.

Salame was informed of the basic needs of the city and the ways to establish developmental projects across Libya, according to Kaza.

Salame held Saturday a meeting with General Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar in al-Rujmeh, an eastern area outside Benghazi. They focused on the circumstances that led to the outbreak of fighting in the western region as well as the humanitarian situation in Tripoli.

Following his meeting with Haftar, the UNSMIL envoy headed Sunday to Benghazi to meet a broad range of political and social figures, civil society and notables from the region.

During his visit, he discussed with the city’s head of the Municipal Council al-Saqr Boujwari the cooperation between the U.N. and Benghazi Municipality on developmental projects in the city and its surrounding.


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