Kobler Says LPA ‘Not Set in Stone’
On 6 December, the UN Special Envoy to Libya Martin Kobler told the UN Security Council that Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) framework signed in Skhirat last year has stalled and that “ its articles are not set in stone. The Libyan Political Agreement even foresees a mechanism for change, should the political circumstances demand”. This is significant particularly given that the agreement is due to expire on 17 December and given the current political shifts taking place in Libya following the Misratans’ declared victory against Islamic State in Sirte, the recent inter-militia clashes in Tripoli and the move by anti-Haftar forces against the Libyan National Army (LNA) forces in the oil crescent.
Click here to read the Libya Herald’s report on this topic.