Posts Tagged ‘Palermo’

US welcomes results of Palermo Conference for Libya

  • 14 November 2018 - 18:11
US welcomes results of Palermo Conference for Libya

The United States welcomes the conclusions announced by the Government of Italy following the November 12-13 conference on Libya in Palermo, which brought Libyan and international leaders together to advance our shared goal of helping Libya’s institutions break their political deadlock and ensure...

Medvedev: Russia ready to help Libya restore its economic stability

  • 14 November 2018 - 16:01
Medvedev: Russia ready to help Libya restore its economic stability

Russia is ready to take part in the restoration of Libya’s economy and social sphere, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at Palermo conference on Libya that took place in Italy on November 12-13. "The restoration of economy, the restoration of the social sphere, promising projects...

Salame: UNSMIL sure that there is only political not military solution to Libya’s crisis

  • 13 November 2018 - 21:06
Salame: UNSMIL sure that there is only political not military solution to Libya’s crisis

The UN envoy for Libya said Tuesday he was encouraged by support from Libyan factions and the international community for a national conference planned for early 2019 to chart a path to greater stability and elections in the lawless country. Ghassan Salame praised the “louder sound of unity”...

Libya’s Haftar arrives in Palermo Conference

  • 12 November 2018 - 22:03
Libya’s Haftar arrives in Palermo Conference

The commander of the self-proclaimed army in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, has arrived late today in Palermo to attend the Italy-brokered conference to stitch together a fragmented Libya. Haftar was received by the Italian Prime Minister at the guest reception podium and after a little chat, he...

Libya elections by June 2019, UN envoy tells Reuters at Palermo Conference

  • 12 November 2018 - 15:51
Libya elections by June 2019, UN envoy tells Reuters at Palermo Conference

The UN delegate to Libya hopes another attempt to hold an election will take place by June 2019 after he scrapped a December  2018  plan, but said Libyans should first use a national conference in early 2019 to decide on the poll’s format. Salame was speaking to Reuters before the start...

Italy’s Prime Minister expects Haftar to join Palermo Conference on Libya

  • 12 November 2018 - 11:47
Italy’s Prime Minister expects Haftar to join Palermo Conference on Libya

Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte expects Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar to join a two-day conference starting in Palermo on Monday to push forward a new U.N. plan to stabilise Libya, he was cited as saying by a newspaper. Italian officials were scrambling at the weekend to secure Haftar's...

UN to ignore elections and adopt economic reforms, armed groups’ reconciliation in Libya

  • 7 November 2018 - 20:41
UN to ignore elections and adopt economic reforms, armed groups’ reconciliation in Libya

Diplomats and other sources told Reuters on Wednesday that the United Nations and Western powers have given up hope that Libya will hold elections in the immediate future, focusing on reconciliation first among rival factions locked in a cycle of conflict in the country.  "Shelving the plans...