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Kobler: Libyans are close to form the GNA


The United Nations envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, said that the Libyan parties are too close to achieve the long waited agreement to form the Government of National Accord (GNA) that could be signed in a month.

He added, during the talks in Algeria, Tuesday, that the unity government will be based in Tripoli. He mentioned, according to Reuters, that “there is no talks right now about imposing sanctions against any party, but efforts will be done to encourage Libyans get to solutions”.

The western governments are pressuring to sign the agreement brokered by the UN, as it is the only way to end chaos in Libya. The agreement was suggested by the UN to form the Presidential Council with executive authorities that include six members, beside the House of Representatives (HoR) and the Council of State, which is advisory.

The Italian Foreign Minister, Paulo Gentiloni, said that his country and the United Sates are intensifying their efforts during the coming month to mobilize international support for the formation of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya.

This comes after consultations, Tuesday, with his American counterpart John Kerry, on the sidelines of foreign ministers meeting in Brussels.

Gentiloni mentioned, according to ANSA news agency, that an international meeting will be held in Rome about Libya, mid-December, to give decisive push to the ongoing talks for reaching political solution to the Libyan crisis.

He stressed that choosing the new government is Libyan’s responsibility, confirming that Italy and United States are strongly supporting efforts by the UN envoy, Martin Kobler.