Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has urged the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, to support efforts to advance the electoral process, including providing the required technical assistance.

He requested the UN head to coordinate sending international observers to safeguard the electoral process until approving its final results.

Dbeibah also emphasized the importance for the UN team to coordinate with the Government of National Unity (GNU) and the High National Election Commission (HNEC) to make the elections a success.

The PM says his call derives from his government's keenness to continue coordination with the United Nations and the international community, to provide the support and advice the country needs to overcome the transitional stage.

"This comes in response to the local and international momentum supporting the course of holding free and fair elections without exclusion or marginalization in which all the Libyan people inside and outside the country participate."

He said the GNU is keen on making early preparations to secure and provide all the HNEC's needs.

Interestingly, Dbeibah did not refer to the UN envoy's new initiative regarding holding the presidential and parliamentary elections in 2023.

On Monday, the Head of the UN mission in Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, disclosed during a briefing before the Security Council a plan to form a new committee to prepare the constitutional and legal framework for the potential elections and to adopt a code of conduct for all candidates.