Kubis: Libya’s PM didn’t keep his promise about “women incumbents”

The Head of the United Nations mission to Libya, Jan Kubis, confirmed that he is aware of “the disappointment that befell everyone when the Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah failed to nominate more women for ministerial posts.”

On Friday, Kubis said, in a video call during the meeting of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, that important ministerial portfolios, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice, are now in the hands of women, but that is not enough, and this is not the pledge that Dbeibah made when he was elected, as his pledge was very clear to commit 30% of top positions to women.

The UN envoy revealed that he had met virtually with a group of women and with civil society activists organized in the “December 24 Movement”, to start discussions on how to involve the very important stakeholders; Women, youth and civil society, in elections, but also in favor of holding elections through their political campaign.

On the withdrawal of foreign fighters and mercenaries from Libya, Kubis stressed that the mission continues to work to withdraw all foreign forces and mercenaries from Libyan lands, explaining that it is “a difficult process, but we do not only talk about it, and I can say that in my meetings with a number of foreign countries, there is an agreement on the need to handle this matter.”

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