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UN official emphasizes commitment to bridge political divisions in Libya
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The Xinhua reported that senior United Nations official on Thursday met with acting speaker of Libya's parliament Fouzi Al-Nuweiri here on holding broad consultations among relevant parties to bridge political divisions in the conflict-hit country.

Stephanie Williams, U.N. special adviser on Libya said: "I reiterated the UN support for all Libyan-led efforts to overcome the persistent challenges facing the electoral process and mapping a path to free, fair and inclusive elections."

In a meeting with Chairman of Libya's High National Elections Commission Emad al-Sayeh Wednesday, Williams also underlined her support for the commission "as an independent institution in charge of the electoral process."

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International flags-United Nations/Pixabay

Libya was expected to hold presidential elections on Dec. 24, 2021. However, the elections were postponed indefinitely due to technical and legal issues.

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The oil-rich North African country has been in turmoil since the fall of late leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

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The elections are part of a roadmap adopted by the UN-sponsored Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, with the aim of ensuring stability in Libya following years of political division and insecurity.

Source: xinhua