UN works to ensure Libya unity gov't security in Tripoli

UN envoy for Libya Martin Kobler (2ndR) and members of various factions who signed on to a deal establishing a unity government on December 17, 2015 celebrated the pact in the Moroccan city of SkhiratUN envoy Martin Kobler said on Sunday his team is in contact with security officials in Tripoli to ensure that Libya’s new unity government can operate safely from the capital. “The question… is how does the government go into Tripoli, and this is a question that we are negotiating with security actors on the ground,” he told AFP in a telephone interview from Tunis, where his United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has been relocated. “We hope to have an agreement with everybody — the regular army, the regular police but also militias — so that the government can go back, and of course UNSMIL has to go back to Tripoli also,” Kobler said.

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