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UN political chief in Libya to push for talks

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The United Nations' traveled to today seeking progress in a new UN push to unite the country and end years of chaos.

Jeffrey Feltman, the UN of state for political affairs, will also travel to neighboring during his visit until Friday, said a UN statement.

The has launched a plan to bring stability to through elections and changes to a 2015 political deal that set up a of national accord led by Prime Minister

After two meetings were held in last year, there appears to have been little progress.

"The urges all Libyan actors to engage in earnest in an inclusive political process leading to credible and fair elections," said Feltman.

There is a "window of opportunity" to focus efforts on building unified state institutions, he added.

There was no immediate information on Feltman's meetings.

Despite the 2015 accord, remains divided between the UN-backed in and a rival administration in the east that enjoys support from Egypt, and the


One of the main stumbling blocks is the inclusion in the new of Khalifa Haftar, the powerful leader whose dominates the country's east.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 03:10 IST
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