U.S. and France express support for Bathily's call for a unified technocratic Libyan government to hold elections

Alwasat - Cairo Fri 01 Sep 2023, 12:35 AM
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The United States and France expressed support for the mediation of the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative Abdoulaye Bathily and his call for the establishment of a unified technocratic government to hold parliamentary and presidential elections and to support Libya's stability.

This came during a meeting that included the U.S. Special Envoy to Libya Richard Norland, Deputy Chief of Mission Jeremy Berndt, the French President's Special Envoy to Libya Paul Soler and French Ambassador Mostafa Mihraje according to a U.S. Embassy post on X.

The embassy reported that the United States and France also "encouraged the efforts of the 6+6 Committee and ongoing work of the High Financial Committee."

On August 22, Bathily said in a briefing to the Security Council that a unified government agreed upon by all actors "has become imperative to lead the country towards elections" and warned that "the lack of a comprehensive political agreement that paves the way for elections contributes to the deterioration of the situation in Libya."

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