The member of the Presidential Council, Mossa Al-Koni, renewed his support for the efforts of the UN envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathily to accomplish the electoral process before the end of 2023 in light of a consensus based on national sovereignty, stressing the need to prepare for elections within the specified deadline, and to benefit from the support of UN experts to that end.
Al-Koni reiterated in a meeting with the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Peacebuilding, Rosemary DiCarlo, that Libyans have the right to have a solution to the current political crisis and to have elections that are based on national sovereignty.
The meeting came on the sidelines of the United Nations Water Conference in New York, focusing on discussing the latest developments in the political situation and the role of the UN and its mission in Libya, according to a statement published by the Presidential Council.
The statement cited the Under-Secretary-General as hailing the Presidential Council's support for Bathily's efforts and the qualitative level of partnership between the UN and the Presidential Council to reach elections. The UN also official reaffirmed that the UN would not hesitate in supporting the electoral process in Libya, with the necessary expertise.