The UN envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, said he was saddened to hear about the deep suffering the people in Libya’s south have endured, adding in a meeting on Monday at the University of Sabha with local officials, tribal notables, academics and civil society actors, that the people he met with were eager for parliamentary and presidential elections, yearning for security and prosperity.

"Noting the imperative for a Libyan solution, I encouraged them to stand up with determination to rebuild their country and bring peace to Libya." Bathily said on Twitter.

He added that the UN will continue to advocate for Libyan leaders to live up to their political and moral responsibility to end this 11-year transitional period and give the people the stability they deserve.

Speaking at the meeting at Sabha University; the UN envoy to Libya warned of the danger of disintegration that the country can face if the transitional stages continue for the coming years, referring to countries that were divided and fragmented in the past, such as "Yugoslavia."