Video: Have UN-led Talks been Compromised?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News.

For the past year and a half, rival militias loyal to rival goverments in Libya, have been fighting what has been described as a low-level civil war.And the UN's envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, has been trying without success, to push the two sides to form a unity government.

But now Leon's work has been thrown into doubt, after it was revelaed he had been negotiating a high-paying job in the United Arab Emirates.

The Gulf country is a backer of the UN-recognised government in Tobruk. And its rival in Tripoli says the revelations undermine the UN envoy's impartiality.

So, what will this mean for the UN led talks to form a unity government? And will the new UN envoy be able to restore trust between all sides?

Presenter: Jane Dutton

Guests:  Anas El Gomati - Director of the Tripoli-based Sadeq Institute; Mohamed Eljarh - Fellow for Atlantic Council's Hariri Centre for the Middle East; Riccardo Fabiani - Senior Analyst on North Africa for Eurasia Group.

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