By Jamie Prentis.
Tunis, 31 January 2017:
The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) needs a clearer political strategy and should facilitate greater coordination between the various UN agencies and the international community, Presidency Council (PC) head Faiez Serraj has told the new UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres.
Speaking in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at a meeting on the sidelines of the African Union summit, Serraj asked that Guterres look first to Libya’s humanitarian plight, the PC’s Facebook page reported. The UN mission, Serraj also suggested, had been weak in its provision of aid in recent years.
The meeting was also attended by the PC’s foreign minster, Mohamed Siala.
Throwing hie weight behind the PC and its the Government of National Accord, Guterres described it as “the only legitimate government in the country”. He also called on the various political factions to compromise in order to find a consensus.
In his meetings with a number of African counterparts while in Addis Ababa, Siala also looked at Libya’s investments across the continent, amid concerns at their current situation.