The Italian Special Envoy to Libya, Nicola Orlando, has praised the consultations conducted by the Head of the UN Mission in Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, during his meeting in Tunis, on Wednesday.

In a tweet, Orlando expressed Italy’s "respectful and convinced" support for Bathily's mediation of a Libyan path towards elections, hoping it would lead to a consensual and inclusive executive and the equitable use of national resources.

He also praised Bathily's efforts to finalize the constitutional base as a prerequisite for elections and stressed the need for the institutions and their leaders to put the people’s democratic aspirations before their particular interests.