Political Dialogue Convenes in Ghedames with All Parties Attending; Discussions to Continue in Days
Ghedames, Libya - 11 February 2015 - A political dialogue round facilitated by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) convened in the City of Ghedames on Wednesday 11 February 2015.
For the first time, all invited participants attended the talks, which were conducted in a constructive and positive atmosphere.
Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Bernardino Leon, held separate meetings with the delegations, briefing them about the process and its phases and praising the positive spirit of the participants.
Discussions focused on the points that were agreed upon in the agenda of the dialogue, including proposals for organizing the work ahead and agreement on a clear timetable that takes into consideration the wishes of the parties to reach a speedy political solution to prevent further security and political deterioration and end the institutional division that threatens the country's unity.
Participants agreed to continue the discussions at another round of dialogue in the coming days.
Participants reiterate their commitments to the principles of the 17 February revolution.
Participants also called on all parties to work towards military de-escalation on all fronts to allow the dialogue to proceed in a positive environment.
Participants expressed their appreciation to the City of Ghedames and its municipal council for hosting this meeting and the positive atmosphere it provided.