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Video: Kobler Urges all Sides to Agree a Deal

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The new UN envoy to Libya is urging rival politicians to vote on a UN-brokered agreement. But his job has been made tougher by a recent scandal involving his predecessor. That’s in addition to […]

Kobler Appeals to Tobruk and Tripoli

Kobler to Tobruk and Tripoli: Libyan People Deserve Peace, Prosperity; Time to Form Accord Gov. Special Representative of the Secretary-General Martin Kobler, on his first visit to Libya, pressed for the urgency of a rapid signature of the political agreement and the establishment of a Government of National Accord (GNA) to end the conflict Kobler […]

Kobler Takes Over UNSMIL from Today

United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Statement on Leadership Transition Mr. Martin Kobler will assume his position as Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on 17 November. Mr. Kobler succeeds Mr. Bernardino León, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated and […]

Kobler Officially Named as UN Rep

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Tuesday the appointment of Martin Kobler of Germany as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Mr. Kobler will succeed Bernardino León of Spain, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service and effective leadership of UNSMIL. The leadership […]

Kobler “Set to take up Libya Post”

The United Nations Security Council has reportedly approved the appointment of Martin Kobler as the new U.N. special envoy to Libya, but it was unclear when he would take over mediating the currently-stalled peace talks. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon notified the 15-member council in a letter on Friday, seen by Reuters, of his intention to […]

German Diplomat ‘to become UN Envoy to Libya’

German diplomat Martin Kobler (pictured), who previously held senior UN posts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Congo, is reported to have been chosen to succeed Spain’s Bernardino Leon as the United Nations’ new special envoy for Libya. The new position would put him in charge of UN efforts to bring peace to the country, but Leon […]