UN announces Fayez Saraj as PM of Libya’s national unity government

London, Oct. 10: The United Nations has announced Fayez Saraj as the New Prime Minister of the national unity government in Libya.

The decision to form a national unity government in Libya has come after months of negotiations between the country’s two rival governments.

After the ousting of the former dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya had been divided between an Islamist-backed government based in Tripoli and an internationally recognised government in the country’s east.

Bernardino Leon, the UN envoy for Libya also announced the names of candidates for the national unity government, which were unanimously decided by the two factions, The Guardian reported

Last week, UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon, the US Secretary of State John Kerry, and others, in a high UN-level meeting, had urged the two factions to quickly reach a deal and also warned that the internal chaos and the instability in the country, was giving extremist groups like ISIS ground for breeding. (ANI)

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