The United Nations announced that the dialogue between the Libyan parties will be resumed as scheduled on Wednesday in Geneva, but the Supreme State Council requested that it be postponed due to the lack of progress in the military talks. On the ground, five civilians were wounded in Tripoli as a result of indiscriminate shelling.
In contact with Al-Jazeera, the official spokesman for the United Nations Support Mission in Libya said that the political dialogue between the parties will be resumed as scheduled on Wednesday, stressing that a number of participants arrived yesterday in Geneva.
The mission said yesterday that it had worked with the parties to the conflict to prepare a draft permanent ceasefire agreement and facilitate the safe return of civilians, with a joint monitoring mechanism led and supervised by the United Nations mission and the Joint Military Commission "5 + 5".
The UN mission clarified that the two parties agreed that the draft agreement on their leadership will be presented for further consultation, and that they will meet next month in Geneva to resume discussions and complete the preparation of the tasks of the sub-committees necessary to implement the desired agreement.
On the other hand, the Supreme Council of State in Libya announced that it had asked the United Nations Mission to postpone the Geneva dialogue due to the lack of progress in the military talks. Council Speaker Khaled Al-Mashri said that there can be no dialogue in light of the bombing and displacement.
Libyan diplomatic sources in Geneva also confirmed to the island that the six deputies of the Tripoli Parliament will not participate in the talks unless the ceasefire and hostilities against the capital cease, while ensuring the return of the displaced to their homes.
An official source at the Ministry of Health in the National Accord Government stated that five civilians were injured as a result of indiscriminate shelling of the Abu Salim area adjacent to the fighting axes south of Tripoli, where the shells were fired from locations where gunmen from the forces of retired Major General Khalifa Hifter are deployed.
In another context, Kevin Carroll, a lawyer for the families of the Libyan victims who filed a lawsuit against Haftar and his children, said that the retired Major General will incur financial losses if he continues to refuse to respond to the cases brought before him in the US courts, where he faces three lawsuits within the Victims Protection from Torture Law.
Carroll pointed out that Hifter owns 17 properties in Virginia, valued at more than $ 8 million.