Libya peace text on final stage: UN envoy

    Libya peace text on final stage: UN envoy

    Sept.22, Tripoli: Aiming to end the ongoing political crisis in Libya, the United Nations has presented a framework agreement on Tuesday.

    UN special envoy Bernardino Leon said that, UN's work was done for the agreement process and "we now have a final text.” He has been meeting with Libya's rival governments for days of negotiations in Morocco.

    The rising influence of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in Libya and the country's emergence as a smuggling hub for refugees risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean have added urgency to the long-running and often derailed UN talks.

    Libya, in chaos since Muammar Gaddafi's ouster in 2011, has two rival administrations - one in Tripoli known as the General National Congress (GNC) and an internationally recognised government based in Tobruk in the east.

    The Oslo Times


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