Rival Tripoli government calls on UN Secretary-General to sack Kobler

The Prime Minister of the Salvation Government in Tripoli – a rival government to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) – Khalifa Al-Ghwail, sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, asking him to withdraw Head of UNSMIL, Martin Kobler.

In a letter sent on Wednesday, Al-Ghwail told Guterres that the UN must pull out the UNSMIL and rethink its performance and conduct in Libya and regarding the Libyan current crisis.

He also accused Guterres of working at odds with the UN conventions and charter, taking measures that violate Libya’s unity and sovereignty.

“Kobler’s misconduct has badly influenced Libya’s state of affairs. He has got into matters that don’t relate to his work and imposed a government that lacks consensus.” Al-Ghwail said in the letter.

Al-Ghwail also urged for cancelling the UN Security Council’s resolution (No.2174) which ordered a ceasefire in Libya and resolution (No.2259) which paved the way for launching Skhirat-based dialogue sessions.

“Skhirat dialogue is a shame on us as Libyans. We should launch a Libyan-Libyan dialogue that is inclusive of all parties to find out a solution for Libya’s political deadlock.” The Salvation Government’s PM added.

He also said that it is strange how no investigation was conducted in the former UNMSL’s Head, Bernardino Leon, who – according to Al-Ghwail – has been proved as corrupted as documented by international journals.

“Leon has ruined every chance for Libya to be peaceful and stable.” Al-Ghwail added.

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