UN Special Adviser on Libya Stephanie Williams stated that she held “fruitful” talks with Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal and Special Envoy Can Dizdar on developments in Libya.
Stephanie Williams held talks in Ankara on Friday with the Turkish officials
Williams expressed, “We compared notes on political developments in Libya, the electoral process and options for the way forward.”
During the talks, the UN envoy noted that the officials agreed “on the importance of a coherent and inclusive regional and international support to Libya which builds on the progress of the ongoing intra-Libyan dialogue.”
Williams added that they also “stressed the need to reinforce the spirit of compromise among Libyan actors for the collective good of the country.”
The Libyan presidential election, which was scheduled to take place on December 24 last year under a UN roadmap, was postponed without any new date for the vote.
While the presidential and parliamentary elections are to be held simultaneously or one after the other, Libyan rival parties have been in disagreement over the voting timetable.
It is hoped that the upcoming elections will contribute to ending the armed conflict that has plagued the country since 2011.