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UN secretary-general to nominate ex-Senegalese minister as special envoy for Libya – Middle East Monitor

UN Secretary-General António Guterres will appoint a former Senegalese minister to lead the UN effort to broker peace in Libya. Reuters on thursday.

The 15-nation UN Security Council must agree by consensus to appoint Abdoulaye Bathily as UN Special Envoy for Libya. If there are no objections, Vasily’s appointment will be approved on Friday night. Reuters report.

Vasily will succeed Jan Kubis, who resigned in December. Mr. Guterres privately suggested that two of his others fill the role, but the Security Council could not agree.

read: India accuses Turkey of ignoring UN resolution on Libya

Libya has had little peace since the 2011 NATO-backed riots that ousted longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Libyan oil production is a prize for war groups and has been repeatedly shut down.

Libya’s worst fighting in two years suddenly hit the capital Tripoli on Saturday. A clash broke out and ended abruptly.



https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20220902-un-chief-plans-to-name-former-senegalese-minister-as-libya-envoy/ UN secretary-general to nominate ex-Senegalese minister as special envoy for Libya – Middle East Monitor

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