By Jamie Prentis.
Tunis, 14 May 2017:
UN envoy Martin Kobler was today again in Tripoli for his latest round of talks with Presidency Council head Faiez Serraj and State Council (SC)President Abdulrahman Sewehlim again focusing on the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA).
He described his meeting with Sewehli as “great” and said they looked at the next steps towards political talks.
For his part, Sewehli said their discussions were “frank” and looked at “getting on with LPA amendments via LPA mechanisms to achieve stability and security in Libya.”
Under the LPA’s provisions, amendments to the LPA have to be proposed by the House of Representatives and the SC acting in consensus. In effect, this means delegates from both working together and coming up with suggested changes which are then voted on by both bodies.
Little was revealed about Kobler’s talks with Presidency Council head Faiez Serraj, although the UN envoy did mention that there is strong international support for the political process.
Kobler has increased the frequency of talks with key leaders in Tripoli since he revealed that UNSMIL had moved full-time to Tripoli.