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Al-Dabashy: Agreement on unity government is close

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Libya’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ibrahim Al-Dabashy, said, Thursday, in front of the Security Council that achieving agreement on the formation of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya is so close and could be done during this month.

According to AFP, Al-Dabashy said to that the 15 members council that “formation of the unity government is close and could be done during this month”. This came after United Nations announced the appointment of the German diplomat Martin Kobler as the new Secretary General Special Envoy to Libya, he will take his office after the Spanish, Bernardino Leon, in days.

Kobler succeeds the Spanish Bernardino Leon who was trying, since August 2014, to reunite political authority in Libya between two rivals, in context of one year armed conflict on power. The UN mission in Libya provided conflict parties, international recognized authority in the east and parallel authority in the west, inclusive political agreement aims to get the country into transitional period for two years starts with the formation of the Government of National Accord.

But the two parties refused to sign the agreement, specially with the effect of internal differences in each party. Neighboring countries and European Union are hoping to see a political agreement in the oil rich country, that ends fighting, reinforce its abilities against illegal migration, and stops extremist groups that found a foothold in the country with security and political chaos in the country.