NEW YORK, JULY 29 – With a meeting at UN Headquarters with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the new Special Envoy for Libya Ghassam Salame’ officially kicked off his difficult mission to bring stability and peace to the Mediterranean country.
Guterres asked Mr. Salamé to consult widely and develop a comprehensive United Nations approach and a plan of action in support of an inclusive political solution to the crisis in the country, in the framework of the Libyan Political Agreement. In the coming days, a UN Spokesperson announced – Mr. Salamé will conduct internal briefings with senior United Nations officials, before travelling to Libya to consult extensively with all Libyan actors.
Mr. Salamé is grateful for the trust that the Secretary-General and the Security Council have placed in him to help the Libyan people build peace, stability and national unity and for the numerous expressions of support he has received from Libyans and the international community, stated a UN press release. He looks forward to working closely with all Libyans, along with neighbouring countries, regional and international actors and organizations, as he plans to lead efforts to facilitate a Libyan-led and Libyan-owned political process.(@OnuItalia)