Libya’s Representative to the United Nations (UN), Taher Al-Sunni, has called for the active participation of the young people of Libya in the political dialogue.

Al-Sunni said in a tweet on his Twitter account, that the time has come for young men and women to take a prominent stand in the political dialogue presently taking place, adding, “It is no longer acceptable for young people’s participation to be a symbolic formality.”

He continued by saying that in times of conflict and war, young people are exploited and their participation is compulsory, and indeed essential, however, he added that the opportunity is now available for all of the young people of Libya to organize themselves and not wait for a hand-out, but partake in their right to rebuild the nation.