The UN envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathily urged Sunday Libya’s regional and international partners to support dialogue between Libyans, including France, as he was in a meeting with French ambassador to Libya Mostafa Mihraje and discussed the latest political and security developments in the country, as well as the prospects for reviving the political process that is encumbered by prolongation and stalemate, according to a statement issued by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

The UN envoy stressed the importance of the main Libyan parties' efforts to build on existing agreements to avoid further delay in reaching a political settlement. He also reiterated the important role that regional and international partners should play in supporting dialogue among Libyans.

UNSMIL indicated that the meeting between Bathily and the French ambassador also touched on the situation in neighboring countries and the potential effects on Libya.

The UN Security Council will hold this month a periodic briefing to discuss the political, security and humanitarian developments in Libya, and Bathily is scheduled to give his briefing to the Council, in addition to a briefing by the Chairman of the UN Sanctions Committee.