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Libyan PM indicates commitment to dialogue with rival force: UN

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj has indicated his commitment to a dialogue within the 5+5 Joint Military Commission and expressed his interest in a political solution based on elections, said a UN spokesman on Wednesday.


The Joint Military Commission is a mechanism of dialogue between the UN-backed government led by Serraj and the rival east-based Libyan National Army led by Gen. Khalifa Haftar.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres spoke by telephone on Wednesday with Serraj, said Stephane Dujarric, Guterres’ spokesman.

The UN chief also spoke separately with Gen. Haftar on the phone, said the spokesman. A readout of the phone call is yet to be released.

In the phone conversation between Guterres and Serraj, the two sides discussed the need to reopen blocked oil terminals and oil fields in the country, said Dujarric.

Guterres expressed his shock at the recent discovery of mass graves in Libya and stated that the United Nations was ready to assist in efforts to ensure accountability, he said.

Guterres reiterated the support of the United Nations to the government of Libya in its efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic, said the spokesman.

(XINHUA)

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