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German Ambassador Calls on Advisory Committee and Concerned Political Parties to Work Towards Unified Executive Authority in Libya.

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Tripoli, 13 January 2021(Lana) German Ambassador to Libya Oliver Owcza said the convening in Geneva today of the advisory committee created by the Libyan Political Dialogue enters the political process into a delicate time. Owcha tweeted 'we encourage members of the advisory committee meeting in Geneva and all concerned political parties to make use of UN coordination and pave the way for a unified executive authority in Libya. =... Read more

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Slovak Kobic to Succeed Salam in Libya.

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United Nations, 13 January 2021(Lana) Sources at the UN Security Council said Secretary General Antonio Guterres was considering naming the Slovak Yan Cobic as the special representative to Libya. Kobic, who was born in 1952, held several posts including director of Conflict-Prevention Centre of the Organisation of Peace and Cooperation in Europe from 1999-2005, and Head of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, as well as Head of UN Mission in Iraq from 2015-2018. =... Read more

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UNSMIL Welcomes Meeting of Bumtari and Ghaith to Unify 2021 Budget.

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Tripoli, 13 January 2021(Lana) UN Support Mission in Libya UNSMIL welcomed the meeting held in Al Breiga by the GNA Minister of Finance Farj Bumtari and his Counterpart in the eastern region Mrajie Ghaith with the aim of unifying 2021 state budget. UNSMIL described, in a statement posted to its SMS page, the move as encouraging and necessary, and hoped it would be coupled with genuine efforts on the political track to form a unified government. =... Read more

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Biden Selects Middle East Expert as CIA Chief.

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Washington, 12 January 2021(Lana) US President-elect Joe Biden was reported to have selected veteran diplomat William Burns to the post of CIA Director. Biden held several diplomatic posts, serving under both democratic and Republican presidents. He served as deputy secretary of state under former President Barrack Obama, ambassador to Russia and Jordan, and assistant secretary of State for near east affairs. He is currently President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, an international think tank. Biden said in a statement circulated by the President... Read more

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GNA Interior Minister Meets Chief of Tureg.

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Tripoli, 12 January 2021(Lana) GNA Minister of Interior Fathi Pashagha has had a meeting with the Head of the Supreme Council of Tuareg Maulai Gdeidi. Interior Ministry sources said the meeting focused on the problems facing the Tuareg community members and means of resolving them being a component of the Libyan society. The Tuareg delegation paid tribute to the Interior Minister's effort to enhance peace and stability across the country. =... Read more

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