UNSMIL welcomes Al-Sarraj’s initiative to end conflict in Tripoli

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has welcomed the initiative launched by Head of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, to end the two-month long conflict in the capital.

“UNSMIL welcomes the initiative, and any other initiative proposed by any of Libya’s major actors ,” the Mission said in a statement released on Sunday.

UNSMIL also said it “offers its good offices to assist the country to emerge from its long state of transition towards a period of peace, stability and prosperity.”

Al-Sarraj unveiled on Sunday a seven-point initiative “to resolve the Libyan crisis” during a speech in which he discussed the developments in the country considering what he called “the attack on Tripoli.”

The initiative includes “holding a Libyan national conference, in coordination with the UN mission in Libya, that gathers all the national powers and the people’s representatives from all parts of country,” he said.

According to Al-Sarraj, a road map for the upcoming stage and the establishment of a constitutional base to hold the elections will be agreed upon during the conference.

“The conference will also call upon the UN Security Council and the international community to support its outcomes,” Al-Sarraj added.

Clashes erupted in Tripoli between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and militias of GNA after LNA launched a military operation in the capital on April 4. LNA’s operation aims to eliminate militias and terrorist groups that dominated the capital since 2011.

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