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UN envoy arrives in Libya capital for unannounced visit


UN envoy Ghassan Salame arrived in Libyan capital Tripoli on Tuesday for an unannounced visit during which he is expected to meet with members of Libya’s UN-backed unity government, APA reports quoting AA.

 

On the same day, the UN Support Mision in Libya (UNSMIL), which Salame has headed since June, tweeted that the envoy had arrived in Tripoli for a “broad range of meetings” with Libyan officials.

 

During his visit, Salame is expected to discuss means of reformulating a 2015 political agreement between Libya’s main political camps.

 

Signed two years ago in the Moroccan city of Skhirat, the agreement gave rise to Libya’s current UN-backed unity government.

 

One year after its signing, however, Libya’s Tobruk-based government distanced itself from the agreement, demanding that the deal be reformulated.

 

Late last month, talks kicked off in Tunisia between the North African country’s main political camps with a view to amending the terms of the 2015 agreement.

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