Williams leads multiple talks aiming at reaching political settlement in Libya

The Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Libya, Stephanie Williams, has recently intensified her moves to reach a consensual constitutional basis for holding the upcoming elections, after her sponsorship of the Cairo meetings between the delegations of House of Representatives (HoR)  and High Council of State (HCS) over a period of five days.

Williams held a number of meetings and consultations with all actors in the political scene, where she met with the Head of the Presidential Council, Mohammed Menfi, and his two deputies, Musa Al-Koni, and Abdullah Al-Lafi, accompanied by the acting head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya. She expanded the circle of her meetings to include the Prime Minister of the Unity Government, Abdul Al-Hamid Al-Dabaiba, who stressed that the elections are a real goal for his government, adding that he is working in coordination with the High National Elections Commission in order to prepare for the vote if the the constitutional basis is approved.

The efforts exerted by Williams came in light of the crisis of closing oil fields and halting exports in some ports, as she stressed the need to refrain from using Libyan oil as a weapon for political purposes, calling, during a phone call with Libyan Prime Minister Fathi Bashagha, for an end to the oil closure, and confirmed that she had agreed with him that oil revenues are the lifeblood of Libyans and must be managed in a fully transparent and accountable manner, as well as distributed fairly among all Libyans.

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