The UN envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, met Tuesday in Algeria on Tuesday with the Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ramtane Lamamra, and held extensive consultations about the crisis in Libya, it’s impact on neighboring countries and the way to overcome the current political impasse.
Bathily said he had emphasized during the meeting the importance of unifying efforts at the regional and international levels to achieve the much needed and necessary compromise for holding elections in 2023, to put Libya on a path of sustained stability and peace.
According to UNSMIL, Bathily also highlighted the importance of the continued support of Algeria, a bordering country to Libya, a member of the League of Arab States and the African Union, to the UN’s efforts.
Meanwhile, Lamamra presented to Bathily his country's experience in conducting national reconciliation and organizing the electoral process, according to a statement by the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Lamamra also said that the electoral process is the only way to materialize the will of the Libyan people to choose their rulers and unify their national institutions, reiterating Algeria's support for the UN endeavors in this direction, and affirming Algerian willingness to put its expertise at the disposal of Libyans, especially in conducting national reconciliation projects and the organization of elections.