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UN envoy hopeful about nominations to Libya unity cabinet

UN envoy cautiously optimistic about nominations this week for Libya unity government

UN envoy hopeful about nominations to Libya unity cabinet

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The U.N. envoy to Libya is cautiously optimistic that candidates to run a government uniting all the country's political factions could be named this week.

Envoy Bernardino Leon said Monday in Brussels that "there is a chance that we can make progress and have the first names for a unity government this week."

He warned against expectations that are "too high, bearing in mind how difficult the situation is on the ground."

Leon's remarks came during a break in talks involving Libya's mayors aimed at setting up zones for providing humanitarian aid and basic services as well as sending a message of peace.

Libya has two parliaments and two governments, along with rival militaries and militias. The power struggle and fierce fighting have plunged the country into chaos.


Updated : 2020-12-04 01:46 GMT+08:00