UN envoy for Libya resigned because of ‘stress’

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

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