UN Special Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salamé announces resignation
On 2 March, the French newspaper Libération reported that Ghassan Salamé, the UN Special Envoy to Libya since June 2017 announced his resignation. Salamé justified his decision due to the deterioration of his health. For Rhiannon Smith, Managing Editor of Libya-Analysis LLC, interviewed by Liberation, the timing of Salamé’s resignation also reflects the failure of the Berlin conference, and the deterioration of the situation in Libya. Despite numerous efforts by the international community under the auspices of the UN since January 2020, negotiations between Libyan rival parties have not been successful, fighting has continued, and the oil blockades persist, endangering the already fragile economic situation in Libya.
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