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Salamé: Siala surprised me with his speech about the transformation of the UN mission to support security and stability in Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The UN envoy, Ghassan Salamé, said he was surprised by Presidential Council Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala’s statement to the General Assembly, in which he said that he saw “the importance of the United Nations Mission in Libya becoming a special political mission to support and establish security, stability, and peace throughout the country.”

Salamé said that “the UN mission to Libya played a pivotal role in the ceasefire in the clashes that took place in Tripoli, through the Al-Zawia agreement in September, which led to the establishment of a security arrangements committee.”

He added: “[Siala] maybe appreciates this role and wants us to continue with it, and may be willing in more than this (political) role,” and continued «I will ask the Head of the Presidential Council on whether there is a Libyan request to do so», adding that in all cases the role of the Mission is essentially determined by the Security Council.

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