Williams stresses "urgent need" to accelerate the unification of executive branch, "get out of the current impasse"

Alwasat - Cairo Thu 07 Jan 2021, 01:02 AM
alwasat radio

"There is an urgent need to get out of the current impasse and accelerate the process of unifying the executive branch,"said the Acting Special Representative of the UN secretary-general for Libya, Stephanie Williams, on Wednesday.

This came during Williams' participation in the second virtual meeting of the consultative committee of the political dialogue forum, where the committee reviewed and discussed several proposals on the selection mechanism and nomination procedures for the executive branch, according to a statement.

Williams appreciated the "very positive and participatory atmosphere of the discussions," while participants agreed to continue the dialogue over the coming days and to hold face-to-face meetings in Geneva next week.

On Saturday, Williams announced the establishment of the 18-member consultative committee of the political dialogue forum to "discuss outstanding issues related to the selection of a unified executive and to make concrete and practical recommendations for the plenary of the forum."

On Monday, Williams held the first meeting of the advisory committee via videoconference to discuss the objectives, tasks and timeframe of its work.

Williams stressed that the committee has an advisory mission and will work over two weeks to produce and make recommendations to address the differences that have emerged around the executive selection mechanism, the procedure for nominating its members, make recommendations on the nomination process, and build consensus among forum members.

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