The Head of the UN mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Abdoulaye Bathily, on Saturday met with a group of Libyan women in Benghazi, which included academics, lawyers, and activists.

A statement by the UNSMIL on Twitter said this was part of Bathily efforts to reach out to Libyan stakeholders to discuss the best path to peace and stability.

“I want to hear the road map you have, not only on women’s issues but on every aspect of the crisis,” the UNSMIL head told the women at the meeting.

He committed that this would be the first of many meetings aimed at helping Libyans design their own solution to put an end to their crisis, as he put it.

Bathily's schedule in Benghazi included meetings with warlord Khalifa Haftar, the prime minister backed by the eastern-based Parliament Fathi Bashagha, and members of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission representing the eastern camp.