UN deputy envoy launches tour in eastern Libya

Deputy head of the U.N. mission to Libya, Stephanie Williams, met with the spokesperson of “Save Libya” initiative, Amina Alhasiyeh, as part of the international official’s Friday tour in the eastern region to meet civil society figures.

The mission is full aware of the role of Libya’s civil organizations dedicated to supporting women in pushing the political process and developing the country, Williams said.

She also met with the mayor of Shahat municipality and members of the municipal council, and attended various events during her visit to the city.

Williams emphasized that the mission is making vigorous efforts to revive the political process in the country and support the development of the society.

The United Nations Security Council has been calling on Libya’s warring parties to commit to a ceasefire since the deadly air raid on a detention center for migrants and refugees near Tripoli last week.

“The members of the Security Council stressed the need for all parties to urgently deescalate the situation and to commit to a ceasefire,” the 15-member body said in a joint statement on Friday.

“Lasting peace and stability in Libya will come only through a political solution,” the statement added.

For the past three months, the forces of the Libyan National Army, which holds sway in eastern and parts of the country, have laid siege to the outskirts of the Libyan capital, where the U.N.-recognized Government of National Accord is based.


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