The ceasefire talks come amid intensified diplomacy among world powers seeking to end the conflict [File: AP/Virginia Mayo]

The United Nations‘ special envoy for Libya has reported “progress” in talks between military representatives of the country’s warring parties on efforts to achieve a lasting ceasefire that could include a monitoring role for the world body.

“Progress has been made on many important issues,” Ghassan Salame told reporters in Geneva, where the rival sides are meeting, adding that there were still “two or three points of divergence”.


“We are still working on refining our basic draft. I hope that we can have an agreement before we leave” the Swiss city, Salame said on Thursday.

Five senior officers appointed by the UN-recognised Government of

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