UN envoy Ghassan Salamé said that in recent weeks he has witnessed an improvement in the situation regarding the current crisis in the country and that the Government of National Accord is holding consultations to open a negotiating path.
"Haftar has set conditions for a possible withdrawal," Salamé was quoted as saying by the French daily Liberation on Monday. "Haftar wants guarantees about the forces that control Tripoli and has conditions regarding important positions in the state."
“In return, some parties are willing to negotiate with Haftar with the condition of the withdrawal of his forces,” Salamé added.
Salamé pointed to "the movement in the current situation," pointing out that Presidential Council leader Fayez Al-Sarraj "began a series of consultations with public figures, received parliamentarians and mayors, in an attempt to create a possible path to negotiation." Stressing that he is following those efforts.
It is noteworthy that Al-Sarraj has held several meetings since the beginning of this month with mayors, members of the House of Representatives and the High Council of State, with the aim of "formulating a common national vision" on the crisis in Libya.