British Arab Network Chairman welcomes UN sponsored Peace deal on Libya on Islam Channel17 Dec 2015, by In the Media -
Dr. Wafik Moustafa, Chairman of the British Arab Network, has welcomed the UN-brokered deal to form a unity government in Libya in an interview on the Islam channel.
“I welcome the UN brokered peace deal signed up by the rival parliaments in Libya and I hope that it is successfully implemented. Libya has descended into chaos and conflict and a united and fully functioning government is needed to restore security and stability”.
Libya Conflict: Rival lawmakers sign deal in Morocco
17 December 2015 BBC News www.bbc.co.uk
Libya’s rival politicians have signed a UN-brokered deal to form a unity government in a nation split by more than four years of conflict.
UN envoy Martin Kobler described the deal as historic, saying Libya had “turned a page” in efforts to achieve reconciliation and stability.
However, the heads of the rival parliaments failed to sign the deal because of major disagreements.
Armed groups which control much of Libya were not part of the talks.
Libya has been in chaos since the 2011 overthrow of long-serving ruler Muammar Gaddafi by Nato-backed forces.
It has two rival governments, one based in the main city, Tripoli, and the other about 1,000km (620 miles) away in the port city of Tobruk.