The United Nations envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salamé, has announced the opening of a UN office in the eastern city of Benghazi, noting that the mission is discussing the opening of another office in the southwestern city of Sabha.
This came during a briefing by the UN envoy to the UN Security Council on developments in Libya, via closed-circuit television from the capital Tripoli on Wednesday.
"I am pleased to announce the opening of a United Nations office in Benghazi," Salamé said. "After several months the Mission is about to open the office, United Nations staff are now being sent to Benghazi to assume their responsibilities better throughout the east of the country."
He added that " iti s currently under discussion about the opening of another office in Sabha to support the work in the south of the country," pointing out that "a United Nations delegation visited Sabha was the first since the cessation of operations there in 2013."