The UN envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, has confirmed that the continued divisions among political leaders are becoming an additional obstacle to institutional unification, adding that the political process and national reconciliation go hand in hand to achieve sustainable peace and stability in Libya.

This came during Bathily's participation in Brazzaville, in a meeting of the African Union High-Level Panel for Libya, which was chaired by the President of the Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso, and attended by a number of African leaders and representatives of neighboring countries.

Bathily called on Libyan leaders to adopt a consensual approach to the reconciliation process. He reiterated his appeal to the AU to establish an expert team in Libya to support the process and encouraged all regional partners to renew their support to national reconciliation in Libya.