Libya PM Calls For 'common Vision' Ahead Of Crisis Talks
Faizan Hashmi 4 days ago Fri 09th November 2018 | 04:21 AM
Tripoli, Nov 8 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 9th Nov, 2018 ) :The head of Libya's UN-backed government, Fayez al-Sarraj, on Thursday urged the international community to find a "common vision" for the chaos-hit North African nation, ahead of crisis talks in Sicily next week.
Many Libyans put the country's crisis down to rivalries between foreign nations -- including Western and Arab powers -- who they say pursue their own narrow agendas by supporting one group against others.
The meeting yielded a commitment to hold elections on December 10, but this goal appears unlikely to be met.
Sarraj said he regretted that decisions taken at the May conference had not been respected.
- 'Wishful thinking' - When asked about the timing of elections, Sarraj said "any mention of a date ... without putting in place a constitutional framework is a form of wishful thinking".
"It is necessary to unify the international (community's) position with regard to Libya," Sarraj said, calling for a "common vision" for the country.
Sarraj's biggest challenge is tackling insecurity, particularly in the capital, where militias continue to hold sway.