Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

Special Representative Ghassan Salame meets with Misrata’s political and community leaders

TRIPOLI, Libya, August 16, 2017/APO/ --

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Ghassan Salame arrived in Misrata today as part of his ongoing efforts to hear from Libyans on how best to move the political process forward and bring peace to the country.

Upon landing at Misrata Airport, the SRSG headed to the municipality and met with the Municipal Council on the town’s priorities, challenges and vision for the future. “I commend Misrata’s contribution to fighting terrorism and efforts to build one united, sovereign Libya,” Dr. Salame said “Yes, challenges exist, but I am optimistic that Libya can emerge from this crisis,” he added.

The Special Representative met with the Misrata Political Gathering and other community leaders and listened with great respect and interest to their views and suggestions for advancing peace in Libya. He also met with members of the Chamber of Commerce and other Libyan businessmen on the economic situation in the country and the support the United Nations may provide.

The Special Representative concluded his visit with students at Misrata University to hear firsthand about their concerns in the present, hopes for the future and how the United Nation can best support.

“This is the first of many visits to Misrata. I had very constructive discussion with the political and community leaders of the city. I will be back soon to meet with the other economic, social and security actors on the ground,” the SRSG affirmed.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).