By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 28 November 2015:
With the UN-brokered Libya Dialogue still producing no results, time is running out for Libya . . .[restrict]and international patience with Libya is “extremely thin”, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has warned at the Commonwealth Summit in Malta
Comprising 53 states, the Commonwealth is the world’s largest grouping of states after the UN and the Islamic Cooperation Organisation.
Muscat also described suggested that while Malta still supported that of a government of national unity, it would not happen and that it was “delusional” to think that all the groups from all over Libya would agree to such a government. The idea was “a chimera”, he said — a mix that is impossible to work in reality.
It was “more feasible” to that a majority of tribes and factions on both sides of the divide could get together and back a national unity government, he said at a press conference on the second day of the summit in Malta.
Those who opposed a national unity government whichever side they were on had to be sanctioned if they did not change their approach, he said. “We all know who they are”, he added. For its part, the international community had to support those on either side who were willing to work together in a national government.
Also speaking at the summit, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Libya had to have a unity government because, without it, terrorists would fill the vacuum.
“We have seen from experience how terror groups like ISIS, Al Qaeda, Al-Shabab and others take advantage of ungoverned spaces. We need a partner in Libya to help stop the spread of terrorist groups,” he said. [/restrict]