New Libyan Government Sworn In

Libya has sworn in its new interim government to lead the country until the elections in December this year, following years of conflict. 

Interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has vowed to unite the North African nation after the toppling of leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 which plunged the country to turmoil. 

“Libya is one and united,” said Dbeibah after he was sworn in the city of Tobruk, the parliament’s seat. 

The United Nations has overseen the creation of the new government following a ceasefire in the country last year. 

Last week, the government approved Dbeibah’s cabinet in a historic move.  

The UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Libya and the UN Support Mission in Libya welcomed the swearing-in of the government in its official Facebook page. 

“The Special Envoy congratulates Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah , his government, as well as the new Presidential Council and urges them to speed up addressing the many challenges faced by the Libyan people, improving living conditions and basic services, and preparing the country for the national elections,” in a statement.  

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