Sheikh Abdullah assures UN envoy of UAE support for Libya

Minister discussed situation in the north African country during visit to Abu Dhabi by Jan Kubis

epa09081981 Jan Kubis, UN Special Envoy for Libya, gives a press conference after talks with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (not pictured) at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, 18 March 2021. On 17 March 2021, the German government decided to extend the German Armed Forces mandate for the EU operation EUNAVFOR MED IRINI created a year ago in the wake of the Berlin Libya Conference. The focus of IRINI is on the implementation and enforcement of the UN arms embargo against Libya.  EPA/Kay Nietfeld / POOL
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Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, held talks with the UN Special Envoy on Libya Jan Kubis at the ministry’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

They discussed the situation in Libya and ways to support the Government of National Unity in consolidating security and stability in the country before elections scheduled in December, the UAE news agency Wam reported.

Sheikh Abdullah assured Mr Kubis of the UAE's support for UN efforts to achieve stability, prosperity, sovereignty and unity in Libya and for the new executive authority leading the country to elections.

Libya is looking forward to a new phase of stability, peace and development, he said.

Ministers of State Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan and Khalifa Al Marar attended the meeting between Sheikh Abdullah and Mr Kubis.

The UN envoy's visit comes days after Libya's interm Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah met Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, at Qasr Al Hosn in the capital.

Sheikh Mohamed told Mr Dbeibah that the two countries had long-standing relations and the UAE was looking forward to further growing ties with Libya.

He was briefed by the Libyan prime minister on the latest developments in his country and efforts being made during the transitional period to restore security and stability, Wam reported.