UN Secretary-General Special Envoy for Libya Ján Kubiš pays an official visit to U.A.E, meets Emiratis officials
Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ján Kubiš concluded today a three-day visit to the United Arab Emirates, from 8 to 10 April.
During the visit, Special Envoy Kubiš met with Minister of Foreign Affairs and international cooperation, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and discussed the situation in Libya, including the positive development, which resulted in the creation of a unified government and Presidency Council. They discussed ways to advance the implementation of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) Roadmap, holding of national elections on 24 December, and the ceasefire agreement. They both agreed on the need to support the newly elected interim authority in Libya to achieve unity, stability, and prosperity.
The Special Envoy also met State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Khalifa Shaheen al-Marar, and Diplomatic Advisor to the President, Dr. Anwar Gargash. He expressed the UN appreciation to the U.A.E’s support to the dialogue processes in Libya and to the UN efforts aiming at assisting the Libyan people in their quest for a stable, democratic stage, ending years-long of transitional periods and moving forward towards sovereign, unified and stable Libya.
Special Envoy Kubiš also discussed the situation and developments in Libya, in telephone conversations with the newly appointed Special Envoy of France for Libya, Paul Soler, and separately with Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov.