UN envoy “optimistic” about ceasefire in Libya as talks continue

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

GENEVA – UN envoy to Libya said on Wednesday she is “quite optimistic” about the prospects of a ceasefire in Libya as talks between the two sides continue here.

“I’m quite optimistic … there is an air of seriousness and commitment,” Stephanie Williams, acting special representative of the UN secretary-general to Libya, told a press conference, on the prospect of a ceasefire.

“I am pleased to report that the two sides have reached agreement on several important issues which directly impact the lives and welfare of the Libyan people,” said Williams, who is also head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

As the talks, scheduled to last until Saturday, are entering the second day, the two sides agreed to open internal land and air routes.



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