A delegation from Libya’s Higher Council of State and representatives of the House of Representatives on Monday have left for neighboring Tunisia to participate in a UN-sponsored political dialogue meeting.
The meeting, backed by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), will be held on Tuesday.
Ghassan Salame, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the UNSMIL, said the meeting aimed to introduce amendments to the current political agreement.
Amendment of the political agreement is the first stage of a roadmap proposed by Salame on Wednesday at the high-level meeting on Libya in New York, in order to end the current political crisis of Libya.
Salame’s proposed action plan includes amendment of the political agreement, holding a UN-sponsored national conference among all Libyan political factions, adopting a constitution, and finally electing a president and a parliament. Amendment of the political agreement is the first stage of a roadmap proposed by Salame on Wednesday at the high-level meeting on Libya in New York, in order to end the current political crisis of Libya.
Libya has been struggling to make a democratic transition following the 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. The country is still suffering political division despite signing a UN-sponsored peace agreement and appointment of a unity government.
“Six years ago, Libyans were promised a transition of 18 months. Their transitions continue, and if no action is taken, no end is in sight,” said Salame.
“A succession of transitions have failed to bring to the Libyan people what they want the most – stable, effective and predictable governance and decent living standards,” he added.