UN’s mission delegation to Libya is back in Tripoli after its two-year absence due to violence.
The announcement was made on Sunday by Martin Kobler, the UN envoy for Libya.
This return takes place on the eve of a crucial vote in the Libyan Parliament on the new national unity government supported by UN and the international community with hopes that it will help boost efforts to fight the Islamic State extremists.
“I encourage all members of the House of Representatives to have positive spirit tomorrow in the vote, a spirit to advance the country’s development, and to finally bring peace, prosperity and security throughout Libya,” UN’s envoy to Libya said.
The mission’s return was well received by the Government of National Unity.
“Over six ministry seats are ready. Three of them will be delivered tomorrow. It will be an administrative transfer, but only the transfer of the seat,” said the unity government’s prime minister, Fayez al-Sarraj.
This government will also takes possession of its first departments in Tripoli. This will be a further step to establish its authority in the country which has been competing with militias and unrecognized authorities for years.