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Libyan parliament in Tobrouk welcomes UN suggestions

Mohammed Chouaib, the head of a Libyan delegation from the UN-recognised government in the eastern city of Tobruk on Tuesday welcomed UN proposals to solve the current split in his country, but he said they will require a lot of hard work to enact, the Anadolu news agency reported.

Following his meeting with UN envoy for Libya Bernardino Leon in the Moroccan resort town of Skhirat, Chouaib told reporters that the UN proposed ideas are worth further consideration, noting that he will present his team’s feedback to the envoy as soon as possible.

Leon visited both Tobruk and Tripoli, where he presented ideas to expedite talks between the two sides, before he travelled to Skhirat on Tuesday.

In a statement published on Tuesday announcing its proposed solution to the conflict, the United Nations proposed to keep Libya’s elected parliament and set up a unity government led by independents.

The unity government would also include a High State Council, a Constitutional Drafting Assembly, a National Security Council and a council of municipalities, which will be defined in later negotiations.

Meanwhile, the General National Congress in Tripoli announced that its delegation will extend talks out of its belief that dialogue is the only option to solve Libya’s political crisis.

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