By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 27 October 2014:
United Nations Envoy to Libya Bernadino Leon has traveled to Tobruk on Monday for a . . .[restrict]meeting with Chairman of the House of Representatives Ageela Saleh and other members of the legislature in an effort to continue to facilitate a comprehensive national dialogue between warring factions in the deeply divided country.
During the meeting, Leon and his delegation discussed international efforts to aid Libya in putting an end to its internal conflicts and restore stability in the country. Those present at the meeting agreed that the launch of the national dialogue in Ghadames at the beginning of October was a good start, but that it was time to press forward with more conversations.
Speaking at a press conference after the meetings, Leon said that the efficient implementation of the ceasefire that was called in Ghadames was a top priority because Libya needs this ceasefire to make this political process successful.
“Both delegations—12 members from each side of the House of Representatives—understand very well that, to create conditions for this dialogue to be successful, there should be a ceasefire. I think both delegations are committed to this call,” Leon explained.
All parties involved were in agreement on the basic principles of this dialogue– inclusiveness, respect for democratic principles, respect for the constitutional declaration and rejection of terrorism—and would continue to work on the agenda of this political process, Leon went on to say.
Following the meeting in Tobruk, Leon plans to travel to Tripoli, where he is scheduled to meet with the second delegation from the House of Representatives to listen and consult on the agenda for the political process. [/restrict]