Libya reached an agreement last night that will allow the country to create a national unity government after the slowdowns, which followed the Shkirat agreement last December 17. The news was given by the Italian Foreign Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, who had closely followed the dossier.” After nightlong negotiations, the Presidential Council approves a new Libyan government – he wrote on Twitter. It is a breakthrough in a situation, which is still fragile. Now it needs the approval of the Parliament.”
Martin Kobler who replaced Bernardino Leon as UN envoy to Libya at the end of 2015 is satisfied with this result. “I congratulate the Libyan people and the Presidential Council for the formation of a national unity government. I urge HoR (the parliament in Tobruk) “to meet as soon as possible and approve the government,” Martin Kobler, the UN special envoy to Libya, wrote.
Several European governments recently said they were ready to begin military action in Libya to support any new government against the expansion of the Islamic State.