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Salame meets intellectuals and journalists in Tripoli

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Salame: In Libya there is unparalleled looting and robbery

LIBYAPROSPECT – Editorial

The United Nations Envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, met in Tripoli, on Wednesday, Libyan intellectuals and journalists to talk about the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) action plan to achieve the stability in Libya.

The attendees represented different political sides, including the supporters of Gaddafi’s regime, the followers of February’s revolution, the Islamists, and the civil current.

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The journalist, Emad Al-Alam, talked about the meeting on his Facebook page.

Al-Alam said that Salame told the meeting that after four months since I started my mission in Libya “I can say that there is no corruption in Libya, it is unparalleled looting, robbery, and infringement of the public money.”

He stated that the life situation in Libya is so bad, adding that “I have seen women begging in the streets, there are villages without even food. But on the other hand, I haven’t heard any Libyan talking about releasing the Libyan frozen assets and money, which reflects the public awareness among the Libyans.”

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Salame stated that “I provided the action plan to the International Community, which included the general elections as one of its main elements.” He added that “I am not rushing to hold the elections because elections operation itself is not the solution without the technical, legislative, security and political conditions.”

Salame told the meeting that they shouldn’t forget the elections of 2012 and 2014 that were held according to different laws. He stressed that “now we need a law for the presidential elections.” He added that all parties should sign on a clear bill to accept the results of the elections to guarantee that the elections become a solution not a new problem, that is why we need integrity and accuracy.”

Salame said that the participation rate in elections should reach at least 40%. He told the attendees that the external interventions had exacerbated the crisis, the stronger the national unity, the more the interventions are thwarted. Salame stressed that the level of the international interventions had been decreased.

From his side, the media man, Faraj Dardour, said that the meeting was useful. Dardour had summarised the main points of the meeting.

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He said that the meeting talked about how to concentrate on rapid fundamental economic reforms to end the citizens’ suffers, especially the financial problems and the high prices to encourage the Libyans to participate in the elections.

Dardour stated that the meeting said that some of the current politicians are not representing the real face of Libya; so the United Nations shouldn’t keep dividing the authorities between failed politicians and keep the people struggling.

The meeting called for a significant step towards the countries that support some Libyan TV channels that stir the sedition among the Libyans.