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UN Statement on Libyan Consultative Meeting

Statement on the HD-Organised Libyan Consultative Meeting of 7-9 September 2020 in Montreux, Switzerland Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General (ASRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Stephanie Williams warmly welcomes the outcomes of the consultations amongst key Libyan stakeholders that took place in Montreux in Switzerland under the auspices of the […]

EU High Rep meets with Serraj and Saleh  

EU High Representative held talks with President Serraj and President of the House of Representatives Saleh The EU High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell visited Libya on Tuesday 1st September for the first time since the beginning of his mandate, continuing EU efforts to advance the political process and resume political dialogue to end the conflict in […]

EU Statement following Call with Foreign Minister

Statement by the EU Head of Delegation, Alan Bugeja following a call with Foreign Minister Siala: Appreciate the useful call with His Excellency Minister of Foreign Affairs Sialeh on recent developments in Libya, in which she stressed the need for serious participation by both sides in the 5 + 5 talks under the auspices of […]

UNSMIL Statement on Recent Developments in Libya

The tragedy that has beset Libya for more than a year has proven, beyond any doubt, that any war among Libyans is a losing war.  There can be no real victor, only heavy losses for the nation and its people, who have already suffered due to conflict for more than nine years. A political solution […]

Libya's GNA, LNA "to Restart Ceasefire Talks"

By John Lee. Khalifa Haftar's eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) and the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli have reportedly agreed to restart ceasefire talks. According to Reuters, a statement from the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said it welcomed their plan to resume talks based on earlier so-called 5+5 […]

Prospects for Peace in Libya "Bleak"

By Amir Asmar, for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Despite recent UN efforts to coordinate talks, peace in Libya remains elusive. Read the full article here.

UN's Libyan Envoy Ghassan Salamé Steps Down

Declaring commitment to ‘peace and stability’ for Libya, top UN envoy steps down as stress takes its toll After serving more than two years as the UN’s Special Representative in charge of finding a way to a lasting peace in war-torn Libya, Ghassan Salamé - who also heads up the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) […]

Draft Ceasefire Agreed at Geneva Talks

UNSMIL Statement on Conclusion of Second Round of 5+5 Joint Military Commission Talks The second round of the 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission (JMC) talks to reach a lasting ceasefire and to restore security to civilian areas concluded on 23 February at the Palace of Nations in Geneva. The talks took place in the presence […]