Libyan PM underscores need to unite regional, int'l efforts to solve Libyan crisis

Source: Xinhua| 2019-03-13 03:15:30|Editor: yan
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TRIPOLI, March 12 (Xinhua) -- Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj on Tuesday underscored the need to unite regional and international efforts to end the political crisis in Libya.

Serraj made his remarks during a meeting with UN Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo and African Union's Commissioner for Peace and Security Ismail Sharqi in the capital Tripoli.

The PM's Information Office said in a statement that they discussed the latest political and security developments in Libya, as well as future elections in the country.

Serraj reiterated the need to build a civil Libyan state, peaceful transfer of power, and uniting sovereign Libyan institutions, the statement said.

He also emphasized the need for coordination between the UN and the AU to unite the initiatives to resolve the Libyan crisis under the UN supervision, it added.

DiCarlo stressed that the role of the international and regional organizations is to help achieve stability and peace in Libya.

Following the 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Muammar Gaddafi's regime, Libya has been suffering escalating violence and political division between western and eastern governments.

The north African nation is struggling to make a democratic transition, despite the signing of a UN-sponsored political agreement by the Libyan parties later in 2015 and the appointment of Serraj's unity government.