The United Nations envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salama, said that the GNA had returned to the talks with the intention of advancing in the Geneva dialogue, stressing that the ceasefire was going in the right direction despite the presence of some obstacles.
Salama added, in an interview with Reuters, on Friday, that the Secretary-General of the United Nations, “Antonio Guterres” will be in Geneva, next Monday, and will follow the negotiations closely, confirming the attendance of the President GNA, Fayez Asarraj, to the talks.
Salama said that he intends to launch the political process in the way that he launched economic and military talks, “expecting that these political talks will be held in Geneva next Wednesday.”
Salama stressed that the mission is trying to make air travel safer in Libya, especially from the Maitiqa and Misrata airport, and that it is also trying to reopen the Tripoli sea port safely.
It is worth noting that the GNA announced, on Wednesday, the suspension of its participation in the talks in the 5 + 5 committee; as a result of the Hifter militia targeting the Tripoli sea port, killing 3 civilians.