As Eid approaches, truce still unresolved

Despite expressing his optimism about the initial reactions, U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame still has not receive official responses by any of the Libyan warring parties to his proposed truce during Eid al-Adha.

During participating at the U.N. Security Council meeting on Tuesday, Salame and a number of the countries stressed on the importance of reaching a truce for the ongoing violence in the capital during the Islamic holiday.

High hopes seem to be disappointing for Salame, as Eid falls on Sunday.

In a Thursday press statement to Anatolia news agency, Salame said that despite that Libyan parties welcomed the truce, other parties called for guarantees to agree on it.

He added that holding a truce is a part of his three-stage plan to put an end to the violence and bloodshed in Libya, which include holding a truce during Eid al-Adha, convening an international meeting and bringing the warring Libyan parties together.

The Security Council welcomed and expressed support for the call of Ghassan Salame, the U.N. secretary-general’s special representative for Libya, for a truce between the warring parties as Eid al-Adha is imminent.


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