Tunisia: Libya talks adjourn without naming transitional government

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UN-brokered talks on Libya held in Tunis adjourned on Sunday without naming the transitional government which would lead the country until the 2021 elections.

The delegates were set to continue negotiations online next week to try and reach an agreement on the selection mechanism for the cabinet.

Despite the delay, UN’s Acting Special Representative for Libya Stephanie Williams said that she was ‘very pleased’ with the outcome of the talks as she spoke at a news conference in the Tunisian capital.

"As I said in my closing remarks tonight to them, ten years of conflict cannot be resolved in one week, but to quote one of those senior participants in the dialogue, actual reconciliation was taking place in the room amongst the participants, who had been willing to sit down, and to attempt to resolve their differences," said Williams.

The main achievement of the week-long discussions between the 75 delegates chosen by the UN was the official date of Libya’s next presidential and parliamentary elections set for December 24, 2021.

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SOT, Stephanie Williams, UN’s Acting Special Representative for Libya: "And indeed, a lot was achieved. Consensus on a road map towards election with a clear date of the 24th of December 2021, which is Libya’s Independence Day, as you know. It’s a very important symbolic day for Libyans and it will mark their full restoration of their sovereignty and their ability to democratically elect their own leaders, and to renew legitimacy of their institutions."

SOT, Stephanie Williams, UN’s Acting Special Representative for Libya: "They came together, and they displayed a very strong national spirit. As I said in my closing remarks tonight to them, ten years of conflict cannot be resolved in one week, but to quote one of those senior participants in the dialogue, actual reconciliation was taking place in the room amongst the participants, who had been willing to sit down, and to attempt to resolve their differences."

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