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Next round of dialogue on Libyan settlement in Geneva postponed until August 11

August 10, 2015, 13:33 UTC+3 GENEVA
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GENEVA, August 10. /TASS/. The next round of political dialogue on settlement in Libya, planned to open today in Geneva, has been postponed until Tuesday, the United Nations (UN) Organization said on Monday.

No meetings will be held today in the framework of a new round of political dialogue. It is expected that meetings will start on Tuesday, August 11, the UN said adding that UN Special Representative for Libya Bernardino Leon has not yet arrived in Geneva.

Last Friday, UN spokesperson Ahmad Fawzi told a briefing in Geneva that the next round of talks will start on August 10 and continue until August 12. Around 30 representatives from Libya were expected to participate in negotiations. The first round of talks on the Libyan settlement took place in September 2014 under the aegis of United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

Bernardino Leon said last Thursday that significant progress was reached in the framework of political dialogue. He called on Libyans to continue working together to resolve disagreements and form a basis for peaceful settlement of the conflict in Libya.

According to the plan, a Government of National Accord should be formed in Libya for one year, headed by prime minister and two deputies. The House of Representative will act as a legislative body.

Libya plunged onto its worst political crisis after the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed its long-time former leader Muammar Gaddafi.

On March 24, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya unveiled a six-point plan to put an end to the crisis. It includes the formation of a transitional unity government until a new constitution is adopted and elections are held.

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