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UN, Libyan groups pressure rivals to accept peace deal

UN, Libyan groups pressure Tripoli government to sign on to tentative peace deal

UN, Libyan groups pressure rivals to accept peace deal

SKHIRAT, Morocco (AP) -- U.N. mediators and Libya's internationally recognized parliament have presented a tentative peace deal to rival Tripoli leadership, hoping for approval within days.

A U.N. statement says they initialed the agreement at talks in Morocco that ended early Friday. The fifth draft of the peace deal is the latest of increasingly desperate efforts to restore stability to a country split by rival governments in the east and west and warring militias.

Delegates of the Tripoli government participated in earlier discussions on the deal. A representative said they would vote Sunday on the draft.

The U.N. statement said it hopes the response will be positive and that they will "shoulder their responsibility before the Libyan people."

The deal includes a power-sharing agreement and an interim government to guide the country.

Updated : 2021-09-24 11:25 GMT+08:00