Guterres To Discuss Smooth Transition With Resigning UN Libya Envoy Salamé – Spokesman

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

NEW YORK – UN Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Ghassan Salamé has informed UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres about his decision to resign and will be discussing ways to make a smooth transition, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a press briefing on Monday.

Salamé said via Twitter that he decided to resign for health reasons.

“The Secretary General has received a message from Mr. Salamé, expressing his attention to leave his post, a special representative for Libya,” Dujarric said. “The Secretary General will be discussing with Mr. Salamé the way to ensure a smooth transition.

Dujarric said that Guterres has always had full confidence in Salamé’s efforts to bring about a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Libya.