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Libya: UN-led talks inspire efforts towards peaceful political future

libya unThe Libyan Political Dialogue Forum initiates discussions to plan Libya’s political future on Monday. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres hopes it is an opportunity to “forge a new era of peace and stability” for the conflict-ridden country.

By Vatican News staff writer

Representatives of Libya’s opposing factions met on Monday for UN-led talks aimed at restoring peace in the war-torn north African country.

Seventy-five delegates representing the various rival groups and political sides of the Libyan conflict attended the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum held at Gammarth, Tunisia. The forum focused on creating a consensual agreement to manage the nation's affairs and plan towards holding general elections as soon as possible.

The Political Dialogue Forum is also expected to build on a key 23 October ceasefire agreement signed by the opposing sides in the long-running conflict.

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