Tag Archives | Ghassan Salamé

Salame Briefing to the UN Security Council

Mr. President Members of the Security Council, Seven and half months into the conflict in Libya, and given the recent dangerous escalation in the hostilities in and around Tripoli, we find ourselves ever more in a race against time to reach a peaceful solution that would spare many lives. I will provide you with an […]

Salamé addresses United Nations Security Council

Remarks of SRSG Ghassan Salamé to the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Libya- 4 September 2019 Video link: http://bit.ly/2lykZyq Mr. President, Allow me to congratulate the Russian Federation for its Presidency of the Security Council this month. Mr. President, Members of the Security Council, I am grateful for the Council’s expression of support […]

New US Ambassador to Libya is Confirmed

By John Lee. U.S. Ambassador Richard Norland assumed his duties as U.S. Ambassador to Libya on August 14, following his nomination by the U.S. President and confirmation by the U.S. Senate. The Ambassador welcomes the opportunity for dialogue with all Libyans. So far, he has appreciated the opportunity to present himself to GNA Prime Minister […]

Salamé urges Truce

Remarks of SRSG Ghassan Salamé to the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Libya 29 July 2019 Mr. President [Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Peru], Allow me to congratulate Peru for its Presidency of the Security Council. Before beginning my briefing, I would like to pay tribute to the late President of Tunisia Beji Caid […]

NATO calls for End to Libya Fighting

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Libya Ghassan Salamé at NATO headquarters on Monday (13 May 2019) for talks on the security situation in Libya. The Secretary General expressed the Alliance’s deep concern over the situation in Libya and stressed that he would continue to urge all parties […]

UN Condemns Shelling of Residential Neighbourhood

SRSG Ghassan Salame: Heavy shelling of residential neighbourhood, killing innocent people is as blatant violation of international laws Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Ghassan Salame condemns in the strongest terms the overnight heavy rocket shelling on the high-density residential neighbourhood of Abu Slim in Tripoli which resulted in scores of civilian deaths and injuries. […]

UN postpones Libyan National Conference

Statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary General in Libya, Ghassan Salamé, on the National Conference The decision to hold the National Conference had been made on the basis that the situation had matured, and that the necessary conditions had been met to enable an effective solution to the crisis in Libya through a […]

UN condemns the LNA Attack on Mitiga Airport

Statement by the Special representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Ghassan Salame The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya Ghassan Salame condemns the aerial attack today by LNA aircraft against Mitiga [Meitiga] Airport, the capital’s only functioning airport that is available for civilian use. As such, this […]