Libya’s Foreign Minister calls for return of UN agencies to Libya

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Government of National Unity, Najla Al-Mangoush, discussed with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres; the latest developments locally and regionally.

The two sides discussed, during a phone call; the latest developments in the situation in Libya, especially with regard to the implementation of the Road Map, the United Nations support for a ceasefire, the implementation of the outcome of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission, and assistance in the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programs as well as in security sector reform.

The Palestinian issue was at the forefront of regional issues, which the Minister discussed with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, touching also upon what the Palestinians are subjected to in terms of attacks by the occupation forces.

The Foreign Minister called on the Secretary-General to urge all United Nations agencies to return to Libya, noting that there is no need to work remotely, and that this step will send a strong positive signal from the United Nations.

She explained that Libya needs more support for remote cities, especially in the southern region, by the United Nations humanitarian agencies.


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