Kubis holds multiple phone calls with stakeholders to speed formation of Libya’s interim government

The Special Envoy to Libya, Jan Kubis, praised the political consultations aimed at achieving progress in the political, economic and security files and expressed his thanks for their active participation in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum.

Kubis’ praise comes during consultations held by officials in Libya and officials from regional and international organizations.

The Special Envoy to Libya made a series of phone calls, in the past two days, with the Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan National Army, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, Chairman of the High Council of State Khaled Al-Mishri, Vice President of the Presidential Council Ahmed Maitiq, and Minister of Interior Fathi Bashagha.

The UN mission stated that Kubis listened to their views on the next steps to ensure the acceleration of the formation of the interim government, and further progress in the economic, social and security fields with the aim of establishing unified structures and powers, and in moving forward in achieving national reconciliation as well as implementing the roadmap to holding national elections in December 24, 2021.

Kubis discussed with Haftar developments and priorities, especially in the security file, where he welcomed his support for the implementation of the ceasefire.

As for foreign contacts, the UN mission reported that the Special Envoy, Kubis, had contacted Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, Minister of State for Middle East and North Africa Affairs in the United Kingdom James Cleverley, in addition to other high-level political representatives.

The phone conversations included the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security Affairs Ismail Sharqi, the Deputy Secretary-General of NATO Mercia Geoana, and the Director of the Office of the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell.

The Special Envoy also held consultations with the political envoys and representatives of France and Italy, the permanent representatives to the United Nations in New York for Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, France, the United Kingdom, and the permanent representatives to the United Nations in Geneva for Libya, as well as the Libyan ambassador to Switzerland.

He held consultations with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and French Foreign Minister Le Drian.

The UN Support Mission in Libya indicated that Kubis held separate phone calls with the Tunisian Foreign Minister Othman al-Jarandi, the Japanese Assistant Foreign Minister and Ambassador Takahashi Katsuhiko, in addition to the political directors and ambassadors of the United Kingdom, the United States of America, France, Italy and Germany, as well as the permanent representatives of the State of Qatar and the Russian Federation at the United Nations in New York.

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