Islam News – A Libyan political dialogue arranged by the United Nations has made progress towards agreeing a new transitional government to oversee the run-up to elections in December, the U.N. said on Saturday, as Reuters agency reported.
Participants at talks in Geneva agreed on a mechanism for choosing the new government, whose formation has been the subject of wrangling among the main factions in a country that is a major oil producer.
Acting U.N. Libya envoy Stephanie Williams said the agreement represented the “best possible compromise” on the issue and could lead to the selection of a transitional government “in several weeks”.
However, she also warned that there would still be “people seeking to obstruct” peacemaking efforts.
The talks are part of a wider peace process, after years of chaos and warfare, which also involves a military ceasefire and an economic track.
Libya has been split since 2014 between rival factions in Tripoli, in the west, and Benghazi in the east.