On 22 July 2020, IISA and the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) convened the first webinar of the process for human and energy security in Libya. The meeting was attended by participants from the General National Assembly (Tripoli-based), the House of Representatives (Tobruk-based), Turkey, UAE, Egypt, Italy, and regional experts. Participants acknowledged the importance of the meeting, the usefulness of open dialogue, and discussed both the current and emerging dynamics of the conflict.
Following an introduction on the current dynamics of the situation in and around Libya, participants deliberated on the current impasses to a political settlement and examined the legacy of Gaddafi’s national policies (with focus on the security sector in particular) and how this legacy impacts the state of Libya today. The internationalisation of the conflict was also deeply reflected upon. Finally, participants agreed to form a steering group and to focus on the interrelation of human and energy security in the conflict. The next meeting was set to be held in September 2020.