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Salamé: “Fundamentally” different security arrangements in the capital next week

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

SABHA – Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salamé, held a meeting with dignitaries, sheikhs and academics of the southern region during his visit to Sabha on Sunday.

During the meeting, Salamé announced that an office of the UN Mission in Sebha will open this year, adding that the UN mission “did not come to serve the political elite but came for the people,”

Speaking about the security situation in the capital, the UN envoy stated the Mission “have finalized new arrangements in Tripoli, which are fundamentally different from those already in place.”

“You will see the results of these arrangements next week with respect to those responsible for security, and for the protection of the capital itself from outside interference,” He said without elaborating.

Regarding the upcoming electoral process, he stated that “the Mission will resort to sanctions on those who obstruct the dialogue process and resolving the political crisis in Libya.”

Salamé arrived to Sabha on Sunday in his first visit to the Libyan south since he took up his post. His visit comes amid deteriorating socioeconomic and security conditions in the southern region.

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