The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya and UNSMIL head, Ghassan Salame, condemned on Saturday ‘‘in the strongest possible terms’’ the explosion that took place on the same day, in front of a shopping mall in Benghazi. The UN Security Council also condemned the fatal incident on Sunday.
Amidst continued clashes between the eastern-based Libyan National Army and the western-based Government of National Accord (GNA), the United Nations Envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, calls for a cessation to the fighting.
According to some reports, the United Nations (UN) is likely to delay the national conference that was intended to prepare Libya for elections this year due to lack of support by some political leaders in the country.
A group of Libyan leaders agreed to take part in a meeting to be held on Monday night in Sicily. Like other European nations, Italy wants to contain the threat of militants based in Libya from carrying out terror attacks on its territory.
Over 2,500 Libyan and non-Libyan actors participated in a conference held by the Centre For Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva. The conference was organised in coordination with the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and is considered the first phase of the larger Libyan National Conference.