Libya: UN, agenda set for further talks

After 2 days meetings in Geneva. 'Path to dialogue long,hard'

16 January, 12:06

    Bernardino Leon (2-L), Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya and Head of the UNSMIL speaks with Libya's warring factions representative Fathi Bashagha (2-R), prior to a new round of political dialogue in Geneva, Switzerland Bernardino Leon (2-L), Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya and Head of the UNSMIL speaks with Libya's warring factions representative Fathi Bashagha (2-R), prior to a new round of political dialogue in Geneva, Switzerland

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO - Two-day ''Libyan talks' in Geneva to try to solve the country's crisis wrapped up with a new agenda of future meetings, according to a statement issued on Thursday night by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

    UNSMIL stressed in the statement that dialogue on Libya is a process that requires time to reach a conclusion and that the road will be difficult. It also said participants at the two-day talks discussed measures to create confidence concerning illegal detentions, kidnappings, refugees, humanitarian aid, sectarian media campaign, airport openings and other issues.

    Participants agreed on an agenda including a political agreement to form a government of national unity and necessary steps to reach a ceasefire, UNSMIL said.

    It also announced that participants agreed to return to Geneva for a new round of talks next week. Other meetings will also reportedly take place in the coming weeks and will include representatives of municipalities and armed groups, among others.(ANSAmed).

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