By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 15 August 2017:
Misrata has been praised for battle against terrorism by new UNSMIL chief Ghassan Salamé who made his first visit to Misrata today.
“ I commend Misrata’s contribution to fighting terrorism and efforts to build one united, sovereign Libya,” Salamé said, adding “Yes, challenges exist, but I am optimistic that Libya can emerge from this crisis”.
Misrata is the third city that the new UNSMIL chief has so far visited. Ten days ago he was in Tripoli where he met Presidency Council (PC) head Faiez Serraj and State Council leader Abdulrahman Sewehli. He then flew on to Tobruk from where he met House of Representatives (HoR) president Ageela Saleh at his home in Guba and visited Benghazi and Beida.
In Misrata Salamé talked to local councillors and community leaders as well as members of the Chamber of Commerce. The UNSMIL chief, a former academic, ended his Misratan visit, as he had in Benghazi, by going to the local university university and talking to students about their hopes for Libya.