SRSG / UNSMIL head Abdoulaye Bathily co-chaired the Libya Economic Working Group (EWG) alongside Egypt, the EU and USA yesterday.
On Sunday African Union Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat reported that the AU is organizing a national reconciliation conference for Libya, as the latest attempt to restore stability in the conflict-wracked country.
Libyan leaders and foreign parties, especially Egypt and Turkey, must understand that the solution of the Libyan crisis is in their hands, said the former United Nations envoy to Libya, Stephanie Williams.
Reacting to a vote in the Italian parliament approving a new, stricter set of requirements for charities that rescue migrants at sea, accompanied by the prospect of fines and the impoundment of their ships, Amnesty International’s Migration Researcher, Matteo de Bellis, said:
The President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Mohamed bin Zayed has stressed to Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah the need for international support to hold elections in Libya, and to increase prospects for cooperation in the fields of renewable energy, gas and investment between the two countries.
Italian ambassador to Libya, Giuseppe Buccino, and Resident Representative of the UN Development Program (UNDP) in Libya, Marc-André Franche, agreed on Wednesday in Tripoli to extend partnership to support free and fair elections as the only path forward to resolve the political stalemate, according UNDP in Libya.
Mohamed Aoun, the Minister of Oil and Gas in the Tripoli-based government of Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba, denied circulating news of his ministry’s approval or prevention of two British companies from investing in an oil project in Libya. The denial came in a call to Libya Herald, through the ministry’s media …
A leading rights group has raised concerns over the extradition of a Libyan national accused of involvement in the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing, saying that Washington should “clarify the legal basis” for his arrest and transfer, given that Libya and the US have no formal extradition treaty.
Hans Leijtens, who has been appointed the new Frontex chief, is no doubt preparing himself for an in-tray replete with scandal.
This week, the European Union handed over in Italy a search and rescue vessel to Libyan authorities intended for abusive Libyan Coast Guard forces and promised four more, without any apparent attempt to vet the human rights practices of the coast guard, thus making the EU more complicit in human …