UN delegate says there’s conflict on wealth in Libya and 10 countries are intervening in crisis

Ghassan Salame
UNSMIL’s Head Ghassan Salame. [Photo: Internet]

The UN delegate to Libya says corruption and fight over resources among rival factions are core issues impeding progress in resolving the country’s turmoil.

Ghassan Salame told the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera TV late on Wednesday that building national institutions in charge of a fair distribution of wealth is “the only solution for Libya.”

He spoke ahead of the April 14-16 national conference that all Libyan factions are expected to attend.

Salame slammed the intervention of 10 countries – he didn’t name – in Libya, saying he had told the UN Security Council and its panel of experts

Salame denounced prevalent corruption among Libya’s political elite that ignores “citizens who are poor and miserable” in the oil-rich country.

He says it’s “saddening to see them taking over the wealth, investing it overseas, and engaging in money laundering.”

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