Italy has re-launched dialogue on Libya: Conte

15 November, 2018, 01:37 | Author: Sheila Harris
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Eventually, the West hopes Libyans will have a democratic election, but the conference isn't aiming to fix a date.

An Italian diplomat said Haftar had given his backing for Serraj to remain in office as prime minister until the election can be held.

Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj, whose weak but internationally recognized government is based in western Libya, met the commander who rules most of the east, Khalifa Haftar, in Palermo, Sicily, an Italian government source said.

More than eight years after long-serving dictator Muammar Qaddafi was toppled by Western-backed rebels with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation air support, no central authority has asserted control over Libya and armed groups control the streets.

Eastern Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar joined several other key national and worldwide players for talks on the sidelines of the Palermo conference aimed at stabilising the crisis-stricken North African nation.

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"Palermo was a milestone for Libyans to set a common framework", Salame said, referring to the plan for a national conference and subsequent elections to be held in the first months of 2019. The U.N. has been soliciting input from a broad array of Libyans on the way forward, but says the time has come for a wider group to devise a clear timetable for elections.

Turkey has stopped its participation in the global conference on Libya, which is taking place in the Italian city of Palermo, Vice-President Fuat Oktay said, Turkish media reported November 13. We also commend SRSG Salamé's leadership in de-escalating violence in Tripoli and UNSMIL's ongoing partnership with the Government of National Accord to put in place more durable security arrangements for the Libyan capital.

Libya plunged into chaos after the 2011 uprising that ousted and killed longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi, and it is now governed by rival administrations in the east and west with both relying on the support of militias.

Italy's premier on Tuesday hosted a meeting of Libya's rival leaders on the sidelines of a conference aimed at helping its former colony crack down on extremists and human trafficking. Delegates from France, Russia, the United States and other regional players are represented at the meeting. Recall that in June of previous year, several Arab states - including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and United Arab Emirates (UAE) - broke relations with Qatar and imposed an air, sea and land blockade on Qatar.

"I feel more reassured about the convening and the possible success of this national conference", he said.

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