LIBYA RIVALS AGREE TO HOLD POLLS

Written by on February 28, 2019

Reports say the head of Libya’s internationally recognised government, Fayez al-Sarraj yesterday met with military strongman Khalifa Haftar in Abu Dhabi, where they agreed on the need to preserve the stability of Libya and unify its institutions through general elections.

This was made public through an online message by the UN’s Libya mission (UNSMIL).

Reports has it that  Libya has been torn between rival administrations and a myriad of militias since the NATO-backed overthrow and killing of dictator Muammar Ghaddafi in 2011.

Meanwhile, United Nations envoy Ghassan Salame told the UN Security Council last month that he was planning to organise a national conference inside Libya within weeks to pave the way for the elections.


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