Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

Today, Wednesday, the Deputy UN Envoy to Libya, American Stephanie Khoury, presented a briefing to the UN Security Council on developments in the situation in Libya since she assumed responsibility.

The briefing touched on the causes of the political conflict and its effects on the economic and military tracks in the country, according to a UN source.

The source confirmed that Khoury discussed the details of her meetings with the political and military parties and components in Libya, focusing on the impact of the political stagnation on the Libyan economy in light of the people’s suffering from a lack of cash as a result of the conflict between the National Unity Government and the government of Osama Hamad appointed by the House of Representatives.

The briefing session aimed to restore international momentum to the situation in Libya, with the international community’s recent decline in interest in the situation in the country due to focus on other issues, such as the situation in Ukraine.

The source explained that the UN mission is currently unable to present new ideas to resolve the crisis due to the vacancy of the position of UN envoy after the resignation of Senegalese Abdullah Batili.

Four countries competed for the position of new UN envoy after the failure of the Abdullah Batili experiment, and expectations are rising for an Arab figure to take over the position.

Among the candidates were Tunisian Marouane El Abbasi, Algerian Ramtane Lamamra, German Christian Buck, and Mauritanian Mohamed Hassan Ould Labbat.

The source pointed out that the appointment of American Stephanie Khoury to the position of Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs may affect the chances of another Western diplomat to assume the position of UN envoy.

A state of instability and tension returned in the city of Zawiya in western Libya, where the young man, Abdul Bari Abu Aouba, was assassinated in front of his house.

A Libyan security source explained that the systematic assassinations weaken efforts to establish security in the city, in light of the conflict between armed militias involved in crimes of illegal immigration to Europe.

Libya is the top importer of the Tunisian products in the Arab world and the fifth globally

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