Appointment of new UN Special Envoy to Libya to be validated by US
On 4 April, The Hill published an opinion piece by James Durso, in which the contributor analyses the United States’s policy towards Libya and argues that the US’s reluctance to get more involved in Libya affairs undermines peace prospects. More specifically, James Durso addresses the issue of US awaited assent to the nomination of a successor to Ghassan Salamé as United Nations Special Envoy to Libya. According to Durso, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has identified Algerian diplomat Ramtane Lamama as Salame’s replacement, however the US still needs to validate this nomination. For Durso, Lamama’s appointment as UN Special Envoy to Libya is key to revive political mediation in Libya to stabilize the country.
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