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On December 11th, the new United Nations (U.N.) Special Representative for Libya Martin Kobler announced the parties to the country’s political dialogue process reached an agreement to set December 16th as the target date to sign the U.N.-facilitated agreement on forming a national unity government and to bring to an end the crisis that has left 2.4 million Libyans in need of humanitarian assistance. Briefing the U.N. Security Council on the conclusion of negotiations held in Tunisia, Special Representative Kobler reported there would be no reopening of the text of the agreement.
On December 13th, newly appointed U.N. Special Representative for Libya Martin Kobler, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni held joint press availability at an international summit on Libya held in Rome, Italy. The leaders noted the 18 African governments and regional governments convened for the meeting, including the European Union (EU), the Arab League, and the African Union (AU) fully support the agreement reached by Libya’s rival governments on forming a Government of National Accord. Additionally, participants agreed to support Libya in the implementation of the agreement.
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