Following extensive consultations with all the Libyan parties, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announces plans to convene a new round of UN-facilitated Libyan political dialogue to take place in Geneva this week.
In addition to the main political track that commenced at the United Nations Office at Geneva on 14-15 January 2015 and resumes on Monday 26 January 2015, another meeting later in the week will bring together municipal and local council representatives from cities and towns across Libya to discuss confidence building measures and ways to implement them.
UNSMIL plans to convene a number of other tracks at a later stage. These will include representatives from Libyan political parties, social and tribal forces, as well as the armed groups.
UNSMIL appeals to all the Libyan parties and invited participants to approach these talks aimed at ending Libya’s political and security crisis in a spirit of openness and reconciliation that is guided by the higher national interest of the Libyan people.