Tamil Diplomat

UN calls for libya deal in August

Speaking at the start of two days of peace talks in Geneva, Bernardino Leon said a national unity government should be formed by the end of August.

Libya’s internationally recognised government was last year driven from the capital Tripoli by Libya Dawn, an alliance of local militia groups.The militias declared their own government, dividing the country.

“What Libya is facing now is deeper chaos and division… So I hope all the Libyan actors will be wise to avoid this scenario, to expedite the talks, and to reach an agreement very soon,” said Mr Leon.