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Posted by Libyan Embassy On Feb - 9 - 2016 0 Comment
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By Sami Zaptia. London, 8 February 2016: British ambassador to Libya Peter Millett said that Libyans need to learn the culture of political compromise referring to the vexing issue of Khalifa Hafter in the political tug-of-war taking place currently within the Presidential Council. He believed that Khalifa Hafter, appointed Chief of Staff by the Tobruk House of Representatives (HoR) could  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Feb - 1 - 2016 0 Comment
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Tripoli (AFP) International pressure mounted Sunday on Libya to form a national unity government as the Islamic State jihadist group expands at the doorstep of Europe and the rest of Africa. In Libya itself, prime minister-designate Fayez al-Sarraj met controversial army chief General Khalifa Haftar as part of a series of encounters to press the creation of a UN-backed unity  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Feb - 1 - 2016 0 Comment
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WASHINGTON Fri Jan 29, 2016 The United States strongly supports efforts to diplomatically resolve political issues in Libya as part of its strategy towards Islamic State, the White House said on Friday. In a briefing with reporters, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the United States is concerned about security in Libya and mindful of the risk Islamic State poses  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Feb - 1 - 2016 0 Comment
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By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 30 January 2016: Medavia is resuming its Mitiga-Luqa flights which the Maltese government obliged it to suspend in November on security grounds. The Maltese Civil Aviation Authority has now re-licensed the carrier for the route. The service, using a 17-seater Beech 1900D aircraft, resumes this Monday. However instead of the previous daily flights, Medavia will  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Jan - 26 - 2016 0 Comment
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MARC JOURDIER
Martin Kobler, head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), looks on during an interview in Kinshasa on April 19, 2015. The United Nations on April 19 called on the authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo to "guarantee" civil liberties, as the political climate of the country becomes tense ahead of important elections. AFP PHOTO / FEDERICO SCOPPA        (Photo credit should read FEDERICO SCOPPA/AFP/Getty Images)

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 25 January 2016: The UN Special Envoy Martin Kobler has welcomed what he called “the endorsement in principle” by the House of Representatives (HoR) of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) signed in Skhirat last month. The deal was given tentative approval by 97 out of 104 members this afternoon in an initial vote on it.  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Jan - 26 - 2016 0 Comment
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BENGHAZI, LIBYA | BY AYMAN AL-WARFALLI Libya’s internationally recognized parliament voted on Monday to reject a unity government proposed under a United Nations-backed plan to resolve the country’s political crisis and armed conflict. Though not a surprise, the rejection was a setback in efforts to heal Libya’s deep divides. Of 104 members who attended the session in the eastern city  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Jan - 19 - 2016 0 Comment
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Libya’s Presidential Council announced a new government of national accord on Tuesday aimed at uniting the country’s warring factions under a U.N.-backed plan. The Tunis-based council had pushed back the deadline for naming the government by 48 hours, amid reports of disputes over the distribution of ministerial posts. Only seven of the council’s nine members signed the document, which named  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Jan - 19 - 2016 0 Comment
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MARC JOURDIER
Martin Kobler, head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), looks on during an interview in Kinshasa on April 19, 2015. The United Nations on April 19 called on the authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo to "guarantee" civil liberties, as the political climate of the country becomes tense ahead of important elections. AFP PHOTO / FEDERICO SCOPPA        (Photo credit should read FEDERICO SCOPPA/AFP/Getty Images)

19 January 2016 The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, strongly welcomes the formation of the Government of National Accord by the Presidency Council as a significant step forward in the quest to end the political divisions and the armed conflict. “This is a sterling opportunity for Libyans  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Jan - 18 - 2016 0 Comment
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1. The EU fully supports the Libyan Political Agreement that was signed on 17 December 2015. It welcomes the formation of the Presidency Council, presided by Fayyez al-Sarraj. The EU recalls the endorsement of the Rome Communiqué of 13 December 2015 by the Security Council through Resolution 2259, adopted unanimously on 23 December 2015. The EU and its Member States  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Jan - 18 - 2016 0 Comment
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TUNIS – REUTERS/ZOUBEIR SOUISSI The body tasked with naming a unity government for Libya under a U.N.-backed agreement to resolve the country’s armed conflict has delayed announcing the government’s members by 48 hours. The Presidential Council said in a statement released late on Saturday that it had made “great progress” since beginning discussions on Jan. 1 but needed two more  [ Read More ]