The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, visited the city of Zintan on Tuesday.
During the visit he met the mayor, members of the municipal council, city elders, and Major General Osama al-Juwaili, to discuss the latest developments on the Libyan scene.
Bathily noted in a series of tweets that his visit to Zintan comes within the framework of the consultations he's held regularly with the various Libyan parties from across the country.
He added that he felt, through discussions with those present, "deep discontent with marginalization and exclusion, the proliferation of arms, division of state institutions, and foreign interferences."
He continued, "I also noted readiness to help achieve national reconciliation and hold free and inclusive elections."
During the meeting, the UN envoy stressed "the need for all stakeholders to engage in good faith to resolve contentious issues. Libyans should come together and heal the wounds of the past to restore Libya’s national sovereignty and its regional and international aura."
Bathily added that he met with Major General Osama Al-Juwaili to review "recent developments", saying he "stressed the need to build confidence between the various parties and overcome current divisions that threaten the unity of Libya and jeopardize the future of its people."
He concluded: "It is time for political and security actors to show leadership, build bridges between all Libyans and create a conducive environment for inclusive and transparent elections, national reconciliation, and unification of the Libyan institutions."