Salame discuses Libya’s crises with UAE Foreign Minister

Special Envoy of the U.N. Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salame met Tuesday with UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed during a visit to Abu Dhabi.

Both officials  discussed ways to end the ongoing fighting in Libya, and the return to the political process, according to UNSMIL Twitter account.

Salame explained the heavy human cost of the fighting in Libya. He stressed the importance of adhering to a unified roadmap for reuniting the Libyans and helping them to agree and reconcile.

On Tuesday also, Egypt, France, Italy, U.A.E., and the U.S. called for an immediate de-escalation and end of fighting in Libya and the resumption of the political process as there is “no military solution.”

In a joint statement issued by the U.S. Department of State, the six countries expressed their deep concern over the continuous hostilities in Tripoli, which have killed 1100 people and forced 100,000 others to flee their homes.

The countries added that they are also concerned about the terrorist groups’ attempts to exploit the lack of security, renewing their commitment to hold accountable those who have escalated instability in Libya.

“We call on all parties to the Tripoli conflict to dissociate themselves from all such terrorists and individuals designated by the UN Sanctions Committee, and renew our commitment to see those responsible for further instability held accountable,” the statement read.


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