World Powers Back Libyan Unity Plan

ROME—World powers have wrapped up a meeting with representatives of Libya’s two rival  factions with an affirmation of support for a U.N.-backed plan that would establish a unity government.

The representatives of 17 countries and four world bodies held talks with Libyan officials in Rome on Sunday, in a meeting chaired by Secretary of State John Kerry and his Italian counterpart,  Paolo Gentiloni.

It took place as Libya’s two rival governments prepare to sign the unity agreement in Morocco on Wednesday.

It is time to “break the deadlock” and move forward for the future of Libya, said Kerry, in a news conference with Gentiloni and U.N. envoy Martin Kobler. READ MORE OF THIS STORY ON VOA NEWS ONLINE

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