The UN envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathily said on X platform that a part of his ongoing consultations with a wide range of Libyan constituencies, and in parallel with his efforts to bring the major political stakeholders together, he met with members of the High National Council for Libyan Women.

Bathily added that the participants deplored the lack of women’s representation at all levels and called for meaningful political participation, saying that they had also welcomed his call for a dialogue between the main actors and promised to share a written contribution on the way to end the political stalemate.

Bathily said he had urged the political leaders to create enabling conditions for Libyans to elect legitimate and accountable institutions, stressing that he had reiterated his call on Libyan leaders to come to alignment with the people's attachment to unity and desire for peace and stability.

Bathily extended on November 23 invitations to key Libyan institutional stakeholders to attend a meeting in the coming period to reach a settlement on the politically contested issues pertaining to the implementation of the electoral process. 

UNSMIL said in a statement that Bathily had requested the institutional stakeholders to designate representatives to participate in a preparatory meeting, adding that the designated representatives of the Presidential Council, House of Representatives, High Council of State, Government of National Unity and the General Command of the “Libyan National Army” would discuss the date, venue, and agenda of the meeting of their principals.