UN chief deeply concerned over violence in Tripoli

MENA , Sunday 28 Aug 2022

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is following with deep concern reports of violent clashes in Tripoli causing civilian casualties and destruction of civilian infrastructure, a statement by the Spokesman for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, read Sunday.

Antonio Guterres
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. AP


Guterres, in the statement carried by Libya Al Ahrar, called for an immediate cessation of violence in Tripoli and urged the Libyan parties to engage in a genuine dialogue to address the ongoing political impasse and not to use force to resolve their differences.

Guterres further called on the Libyan parties to protect civilians and refrain from taking any actions that could escalate tensions and deepen divisions.

The statement said that the UN remains ready to provide good offices and mediation to help Libyan actors chart a way out of the political deadlock, which is increasingly threatening Libya’s hard-won stability.

The health ministry said Sunday morning that 32 people had been killed and 159 wounded during the clashes.

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