The UN envoy for Libya has resigned citing health reasons after nearly three years in the post.
Appointed in July 2017, Ghassan Salame had recently been mediating three-tiered talks between Libya’s warring sides on economic, political and military tracks.
In a tweet on Monday, Salame cited “this level of stress” as a reason behind his intention to step down as the UN’s envoy for the war-wracked country.
“For two years, I tried to re-unite Libyans and restrain foreign interference […] but for health reasons I can no longer continue with this level of stress,” wrote Salame.
“Therefore I asked the [UN] secretary-general to relieve me of my duties.”
Source: Al Jazeera