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Salamé discusses his UN Security Council briefing and Palermo conference with Jhinaoui

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TUNIS – Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salamé, met on Wednesday with Tunisian Foreign Minister, Khemaies Jhinaoui, at the headquarters of Tunisian Foreign Ministry.

According to a statement by the Ministry, Salamé informed Jhinaoui of the contents of his UN Security Council briefing which is due to tomorrow.

“He pointed out in this context that the decision to overcome the stage of chaos and build a legitimate state with unified institutions remains in the hands of the Libyans themselves, and no force will be able to force them to do so or replace them in any number of initiatives.”

“He also expressed his hope that the Palermo conference will be a successful step in the way of reaching an internal Libyan understanding, stressing that the UN mission is continuing to push the security arrangements in Tripoli and implement the necessary economic reforms.”, the statement added.

For his part, Jhinaoui noted the efforts exerted by the UN envoy to enforce the ceasefire agreement in Tripoli, and reiterated that the stability of the situation in Libya is of utmost importance to Tunisia.

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