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    Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya Martin Kobler.

    UN Envoy for Libya Kobler Unable to Do Good for Country - Official

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    UN Special Envoy for Libya Martin Kobler is unable to do good for Libya and should be replaced if he does not change his approach, Aguila Saleh, who chairs the House of Representatives, Libya's legislature based in Tobruk, told Sputnik on Tuesday.

    AL QUBAH (Sputnik) — Saleh added that the House of Representatives is drafting a letter to the United Nations asking to appoint another special envoy for Libya if Kobler does not change his style of mediation of the national reconciliation.

    "This man intervenes in everything, but he will be incapable to do any good for Libya," Saleh said.

    Kobler was appointed to the post of the UN special envoy to Libya in November 2015.

    Libya has been in a state of turmoil since 2011, when a civil war began in the country and long-standing leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown.

    As agreed in December 2015, the two Libyan rival parliaments — the House of Representatives and the Tripoli-based New General National Congress — established a UN-backed Libyan Political Dialogue as a mechanism of reconciliation and formed the Government of National Accord, which is yet not supported by the House of Representatives.


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