Valletta, 9 November 2016 – Members of the Libyan Political Dialogue will kick off a two-day meeting tomorrow aimed at ending the impasse and agreeing on steps towards advancing the implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement.
During the meeting, participants will take stock of recent political and security developments on the ground, identify key challenges and propose measures to overcome the serious obstacles facing the implementation of the Political Agreement.
Speaking prior to the meeting, Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya, stressed that “the situation in Libya is precarious and needs prompt action and leadership. Only with a unified and effective Libyan Government, the people of Libya will live with security, and basic services can be restored”
The Special Envoy also expressed his gratitude to the Government of Malta for facilitating the organization of this pivotal meeting, which comes at a critical juncture in Libya’s path towards peace, unity and prosperity.
George William Vella, Malta’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, will be among those addressing the opening session.