The head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Abdoulaye Bathily, made a visit to Sudan on Thursday for talks with the head of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan that focused on cooperation of Libya's neighbours to address the crisis in the country.

There is an urgent need to unify the Libyan military and security institutions to establish peace and stability, and this requires the concerted efforts of Sudan, Chad, and Niger, especially in evacuating foreign forces from Libyan territory, Bathily said.

He expressed his mission's desire to cooperate with the neighbouring countries to achieve stability in Libya, as this impacts the entire region, as he put it.

Praising Sudan's support for the relevant international efforts, Bathily urged Libya's neighbours to engage in collective efforts to secure its borders and prevent it from being a haven for outlaws, terrorists, and illegal immigration.