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Kubis: I resigned as UN envoy to Libya due to professional and personal reasons

Libyan Cloud News Agency

The outgoing Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Jan Kubis, said that he decided to step down due to professional and personal reasons, wishing all the best to the newly-appointed Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Libya, Stephanie Williams.

In his farewell message, Kubis expressed hope that the Libyan people and authorities will use their wisdom to continue with the multifaceted political transformation process leading Libya to prosper as a stable, unified, and sovereign country, with the support of the UN and the broader international community.

He explained that during his tenure, he had worked on supporting the Libyans to resolutely take responsibility of the fate of their country in their hands, starting with the House Representatives’ convening of a reunified session after many years of division, in which it granted the vote of confidence to the Presidential Council and the Government of National Unity.

He referred in his message to the support of UNSMIL and the international community to the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) to move steadily ahead with the preparations for the presidential and parliamentary elections on 24 December 2021, as stipulated in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) roadmap. 

He called all Libyans to go and vote for candidates that can guarantee unity, stability, and sovereignty based on national reconciliation, justice, accountability, democracy, rule of law, and good governance. He also appealed to all Libyan voters to give a major chance to women and young people. 

Kubis also expressed his deep appreciation to the efforts of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission for their diligent work towards the implementation of the ceasefire agreement. 

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