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The UN envoy for Libya will make his resignation effective on December 10

The UN Special Envoy for Libya, the Slovak Jan Kubis. File photo. EFE / EPA / Kay Nietfeld / POOL

United Nations, Nov 24 (EFE) .- The UN Special Envoy for Libya, the Slovak Jan Kubis, who yesterday submitted his resignation to the UN Secretary General, said today that it will take effect on December 10, although he was also willing to continue “for a transitional period.”
In the letter that he read today before the UN Security Council and made public, Kubis said that he offers his temporary permanence in the post “to ensure the continuity of the work, whenever it is a feasible option.”
Yesterday, a spokesman for the General Secretariat said that Antonio Guterres had accepted the resignation and that he was actively looking for a replacement for Kubis, who – he clarified – “has not left slamming the door,” and added that his resignation had not taken them for granted. surprise.
In his letter today, Kubis clarified the reason for his resignation, explaining that he had proposed to separate the positions of Special Envoy and head of the UN mission in Libya (UNSMIL), and that the latter should be based in Tripoli, and he implied that the UN had not accepted those proposals.
Kubis also said in his letter that “it is time for Libya to free itself from external interference (because) it cannot continue to tear itself apart if it continues to offer itself as a playground for foreign interests and ambitions.”
Although it does not mention any specific country, in recent years different countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Turkey, Russia, France or Italy have not hidden their desire to have a voice in the future of Libya while the reconstruction of the country is discussed. coming to support more or less openly one of the sides in conflict.
On December 24, the presidential and legislative elections are scheduled, strongly supported by the UN but over which the shadow of its unfeasibility hangs, especially now that Kubis has resigned and the different powers confronted (the one based in Tripoli and the de Tobruk) continue to openly clash.

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