Germany announces support for UN political efforts in Libya


German Ambassador to Libya Oliver Owcza has said that his country would support the political efforts of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) in the UN Security Council.

“For the next two years Germany is a member of the UN Security Council. With and for Libya we will use this responsibility to support UNSMIL’s leadership in steering an inclusive political process, advocating unity of the international community and supporting economic development,” the ambassador tweeted.

Ghassan Salame, special representative of the UN Secretary-General and head of UNSMIL, has been leading mediation efforts in Libya in order to end the country’s political crisis.

Despite a UN-sponsored political agreement late in 2015 and appointment of a unity government, Libya remains politically divided amid insecurity and escalating violence.