The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – UN Special Envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salamé, met today with members of the House of Representatives to discuss the impact of violence on the residents of the capital.
SRSG @GhassanSalame met w/ #Tripoli #HOR members in @UN HQ 2 discuss impact of violence on the residents of Capital. They affirmed the need to consolidate ceasefire, ensure children can start their school year & replace armed groups with regular forces composed from across #Libya pic.twitter.com/EBZ9Ra5ntT
— UNSMIL (@UNSMILibya) September 25, 2018
In a tweet, the UN Support Mission in Libya stated that the participants “affirmed the need to consolidate ceasefire, to ensure children can start their school year and replace armed groups with regular forces composed from across Libya”.
During the ministerial meeting on Libya held in New York yesterday, the UN envoy said there was a need to free the government from the control of armed groups, stressing that the priorities now are to reduce violence.
Tripoli recently witnessed violent clashes between rival militias all funded by the proposed Government of National Accord, which resulted in the killing of more than 100 people, while hundreds of others were wounded, displaced, or missing.
On the other hand, the Libyan National Army spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed al-Massmari said that LNA has nothing to do with the ongoing clashes between the militias in Tripoli, and that the army continues to fully secure all the areas under its control such as the entire region of Cyrenaica east of Libya, and large parts of the south and the Libyan west.