No alternative to dialogue in Libya: UN chief

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits Tripoli, Libya on 11 October, 2014.

All problems in Libya can be solved through dialogue and there is no alternative, according to the UN Secretary-General.

On Saturday, Ban Ki-moon arrived in Libya's capital, Tripoli, urging politicians to help restore stability in the North African country.

Since the overthrow of former President Muammar al-Qadhafi three years ago, Libya has suffered from killings and displacement of people.

Clashes on outskirts of Tripoli have force 100,000 people to flee in the past three weeks.

While in the capital, Ban Ki-moon met with members of the House of Representatives, as well as with parliamentarians who recently boycotted House sessions.

He said Libyans launched their revolution because they wanted freedom and democracy.

Now, he said, the House of Representatives needs to make all Libyans feel represented.

He added that if violent confrontations do not cease immediately, prosperity and a better life will be, what he described as, a distant dream.

The UN chief called on politicians and all Libyans to ensure that a ceasefire announced at the end of September remains in effect.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations.

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