International powers met in Rome and stressed on the importance of finalizing the Libyan Peace Agreement on Dec. 16, as it was already planned, they expressed their support to establish a government with a national unity, and pledged economic and security support for the chaotic country to restore stability as security has worsened since the establishment ISIS in Libya; however, the ongoing National Conference whose headquarters is in Tripoli, has degraded the peace talks to the first step when they refused to declare the UN negotiating track, which threatens the collapse of the negotiations.
Representatives of 17 Western and Middle Eastern countries have issued a communique that calls on all parties to accept an immediate, comprehensive ceasefire in all parts of Libya and pledged to cut off any communications with the factions that refrained from signing the Peace Agreement. The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who chaired the meeting along with his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni, said that the current situation in Libya is unacceptable, and he emphasized that the Libyan parties are ready to sign the agreement and they refuse any hindrance from one or two persons with individual policies.
For its part, Tripoli’s Parliament insisted on ignoring the negotiations led by the UN. The Deputy Chairman of Libyan National Congress and head of Tripoli’s Parliament, Awad Abdel Sadek, said that the delegate that participated in the recent talks in Tunisia under the supervision of the UN, neither represent Libya nor his party, thus they are not authorized to sign any agreement. Abdel Sadek added that the parliament didn’t assign anyone to be present at the session that the UN envoy,Martin Kobler, has participated in. He explained that the parliament has put one condition to attend the negotiation session that was a reply on the letter that was sent by his leader, Nouri Abusahmain, to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, to determine the latter’s position of the information that were leaked in the media about the former UN envoyBernardino Leon.