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UN: Libyan government and rebels far apart

UN: Libyan government and rebels far apart

The U.N. special envoy trying to get the Libyan government and rebels to agree on a cease-fire and political transition says the gap between them is still wide and urges both sides to engage in direct talks.
Abdelilah Al-Khatib told reporters after briefing the U.N. Security Council on Monday that one of the key issues to be negotiated is agreement on an institutional body that would manage a transition.
"This would have to be all-inclusive and involve representatives from all political and social groups, as well as a wide range of factions, regions and tribes," he said.
Al-Khatib said he discussed these ideas with Libya's prime minister and foreign minister in Tripoli on Saturday.


Updated : 2021-04-20 09:11 GMT+08:00