Kubis concludes formal visit to UAE after discussing Libya’s developments

The Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Jan Kubis, concluded a three-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates from 8 to 10 April.

During this visit, Kubis met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, where they discussed the situation in Libya, including the positive development that led to the formation of a unified government and a presidential council.

During the meeting, ways to push for implementation of the roadmap approved by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, the holding of national elections on December 24, and the ceasefire agreement were also discussed.

They agreed on the need to support the newly elected interim authority in Libya in order to achieve unity, stability and prosperity.

The Special Envoy also met with the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Khalifa Shaheen Al-Marar, and the diplomatic advisor to the President, Dr. Anwar Gargash.

He expressed the United Nations’ appreciation for the UAE’s support for dialogue processes in Libya and the efforts of the United Nations aimed at helping the Libyan people in their quest for a stable and democratic stage to end years of transitional periods and move forward towards a united, stable and sovereign Libya.

The Special Envoy also discussed the situation and developments in Libya in telephone conversations with France’s new special envoy to Libya, Paul Soler, and separately with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.


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