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Libyan Newswire

Dialogue Members Discuss Formation of Unified Army.

Tunis,-members of the UN-sponsored Libyan Political Dialogue meeting in Tunis on Sunday probed ways of forming a unified army and the difficulties facing implementation of the political agreement in the country. The meeting of Libyan political leaders started on Saturday with a consultative session in anticipation for today's discussion amid differences between protagonists on implementation of the political agreement signed last year. The discussions are expected to be extended on Monday and Tuesday to include key security players to meet with members of the Presidential Council according to the UN Special Envoy to Libya Martin Kobler. With several armies, Libya cannot be united, Kobler said explaining that Libya's problems now are linked to the security situation and the way out is to have in place a unified army under the command of the Presidential Council in accordance with the political agreement signed in December under the auspices of the United Nations. On the eve of official session, the UN Envoy met at his residence in Tunis Fayez Al Saraj the Head of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord. The dialogue committee which included representatives of the House of Representatives and the National Congress in addition to the independent members of the dialogue committee. The US Envoy to Libya Jonathan Winer said he would take part in the political and security dialogue in Libya to explore practical steps to establish a common ground to render the Presidential Council more effective.

Source: Libyan News Agency