AL chief briefs UNSMIL head on Arab position towards Libyan crisis

AL chief briefs UNSMIL head on Arab position towards Libyan crisis

November 01, 2022 - 15:02
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Secretary-General of the Arab League (AL), Ahmed Aboul Gheit, held talks with the Head of the UN's mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Abdoulaye Bathily, on Monday, in which he briefed him on the position of the Arab group on the Libyan file, spokesman for the AL, Jamal Rushdie said.

Aboul Gheit received Bathily at his residence in Algiers, where the 49th session of the AL Council is taking place in the presence of heads of states and representatives.

The AL chief affirmed the bloc's support for the UN's envoy mission and outlined the Arab position on the Libyan file, especially the need to push towards establishing a constitutional basis that would lay the ground for elections and the importance of taking executive steps to achieve this entitlement.

He also renewed the demand for the exit of mercenaries, foreign fighters, and all foreign forces from Libyan territory.

For his part, Bathily briefed Aboul Gheit on his recent meetings since his arrival in Libya on October 14, which included Libyan political, security, and economic actors, in addition to civil society activists, as part of his agenda to better understand the current situation and define possible solutions.

The AL spokesman said both sides agreed to continue the work and coordination between the AL and the UN to find a path leading to elections and preserve the country's unity.