Wednesday, 08 December 2021 02:52 GMT

EU welcomes appointment of new UN special envoy for Libya


(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) (With POL-UN-LIBYA) BRUSSELS, June 22 (KUNA) -- The EU welcomed Thursday the appointment of Ghassan Salame as United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) saying it comes at a crucial moment for the Libyan Peace Process.

"I am confident that with Mr. Salame, the United Nations will stay at the forefront of mediation work with all stakeholders in Libya. I spoke with Mr Salame today and assured him of the EU's support in his work," EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, said in a statement.

"We will continue our excellent cooperation and coordination with UNSMIL in our political and diplomatic work in Libya, including in the framework of the Libya Quartet, alongside the League of Arab States and African Union," she added.

Mogherini said that she also met with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss with him how to move ahead as there is an urgent need to find a comprehensive political solution for Libya.

"We will continue the work to bring all parties together, under the auspices of the UN, and promote coherence of international efforts so that the Libyan people can live in a stable and secure Libya," she said. (end) nk.mb

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