Libya’s Advisory Committee Launches Meetings in Geneva

SourceAsharq AL-awsat
CountryMiddle east

The Advisory Committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) kicked off Wednesday the UN-sponsored meetings in Geneva, Switzerland. The discussions will be held until January 16 with participants from different Libyan regions. The UN mission said in its statement that the meeting of the advisory committee started with the national anthem, followed by the opening remarks of the Acting Special Representative of the Sec-Gen in Libya Stephanie Williams. Williams indicated that the committee was formed to come up with recommendations about the formation of an interim, unified executive authority. “Reaching a broad agreement among this Committee’s members to produce specific recommendations would ensure moving forward with presenting these recommendations to the United Nations Support Mission in Libya to implement.” The representative reiterated that the election date set for December 24 is an unwavering achievement, stressing that “to return the sovereign decision to its rightful owners, is our top priority.” The US Ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland called on the committee to seize the opportunity to reach an agreement on forming a new interim executive authority that would set the stage for national elections later this year. Norland indicated that the more...