US embassy supports Williams after Libyan Government's bias accusation

US embassy supports Williams after Libyan Government's bias accusation

February 19, 2022 - 11:57
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The US embassy in Libya said on Twitter last Thursday that it regrets the statement issued by the Prime Minister’s spokesperson, Mohammed Hammouda, suggesting that the UN Special Advisor Stephanie Williams is displaying bias.

The US embassy added that no international public servant has been more scrupulously even-handed in bringing all Libyan voices to the table in the effort to restore stability to Libya than Williams, adding that the approach UNSMIL has adopted with respect to recent developments has stressed respect for Libyan institutions and processes, while calling for remaining differences to be resolved through exclusively peaceful negotiations.

"Williams is helping to broker negotiations. The approach to the Special Adviser and of UNSMIL to the current circumstances have been consistent with the core tenets of UN Security Council resolutions and the outcomes of international meetings on Libya." The embassy said, adding that Washington shares UNSMIL’s dedicated focus on helping Libyans to establish a credible timeline for elections as soon as possible in line with the aspirations of the Libyan people.