In his first briefing to the UN Security Council yesterday, new UNSMIL head, Jan Kubis, had much positive news to report after the successful unification of Libya’s government after over 6 years of division.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “remains deeply concerned” that “foreign elements” continue to operate in Libya, he wrote in a report to the Security Council.
The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohammed Menfi, and his deputy Mossa Al-Koni discussed with the Feench Defense Minister, Florence Parly, cooperation in securing the southern and maritime borders of Libya, and fighting illegal immigration via the country, according to the media office of Menfi.
The European Union yesterday imposed sanctions on two leaders of the Kani/Kaniyat Militia from Tarhuna.
NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, said on Monday that the NATO alliance is prepared to support security work in Libya, in view of the new government assuming its duties, providing it be requested by the Libyans themselves.
Blinken and Aldabaiba discuss ceasefire, elections, services and removal of all foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya
The Spokesperson for the U.S. State Department, Ned Price reported today that U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to Libyan Government of National Unity prime minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba.
IRINI has done a good job, foreign fighters must leave Libya, the EU happy to send ceasefire monitors if the UN requests it: EU’s Josep Borrel
Speaking to media in Rome yesterday on the occasion of the first anniversary of Operation IRINI, EU High Representative Josep Borrel said ‘‘Through Operation Irini we have been contributing substantially to create a stable environment that will allow for reconciliation and to go forward’’.
The alliance bombing campaign had a devastating toll—but, a decade after the war, leaders have still not taken responsibility.
The reality is that throughout the conflict in Libya, the US has not had a clear vision over what it wants to achieve, or how it wants to achieve it.
After a series of leaks to the international media, a report on Libya by a panel of United Nations experts has been published this week.