By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 15 December 2017:
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has reconfirmed his government’s support for the action plan by UN envoy Ghassan Salamé to solve the Libyan crisis. He also said Tunisia would continue to support reconciliation efforts based on the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA).
He was speaking to Presidency Council (PC) head Faiez Serraj, who has continued his extensive foreign tour, arriving in Tunis today.
Serraj said his focus now turned to making sure presidential and legislature elections take place next year. This had to include adequate security and political conditions, he added.
The PC head confirmed that he remained in contact with Libyan National Army chief Khalifa Hafter. However, he did not disclose details of the conversations.
Both he and Essebsi also agreed that the US was wrong to move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem and underlined their fears at the possible repercussions.
Serraj also had talks with UN special envoy Ghassan Salamé while in Tunis. The UN envoy emphasised what the Security Council announced yesterday – that the supposed LPA deadline of 17 December was inconsequential and that the UN action plan remained the only way forward. Nonetheless, he also noted that that the international community remained concerned about the power vacuum in Libya.