UN envoy urges Libya's new government to get to work

The UN envoy for Libya, Martin Kobler speaks during a press conference following a meeting with the members of Libya's General National Congress on January 1, 2016Libya’s new Tripoli-based government must get down to “practical work” to ensure a peaceful handover of power from the country’s many factions, the UN envoy told the Security Council on Thursday. Martin Kobler told a closed-door session of the council that he was “cautiously optimistic” about prospects for the new unity government that will seek to restore order to Libya, diplomats said. The UN-backed government is led by Fayez al-Sarraj who arrived in the capital a week ago.

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