NEW YORK, OCTOBER 11 – The Security Council adopted a statement on Libya, endorsing the United Nations Action Plan for an inclusive political process under the facilitation and leadership of the nd leadership of the United Nations (UN) which was presented by Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Ghassan Salamé. The Council reaffirmed in the statement, whose language was introduced by, among others the Italian delegation, its strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Libya.
The Council welcomed the SRSG’s objective to support a Libyan-led transition that will lead to the establishment of stable, unified, representative and effective governance under the framework of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA), as well as the swift movement to initiate this process, specifically the meeting of delegates from the Libyan House of Representatives and High State Council under the auspices of SRSG Salamé which commenced on 26 September 2017.
The Security Council welcomed recent efforts to strengthen an inclusive political dialogue among all Libyans, including important efforts by Libya’s neighbours, international partners and regional organizations, and stressed that all such initiatives should be consolidated under the leadership of the UN. It is ” imperative” for all Member States to support the primacy of the UN mediation in Libya, the Council said, reaffirming that “the LPA remains the only viable framework to end the Libyan political crisis and that its implementation remains key to holding elections and finalising the political transition”. The Council encouraged the Libyan parties to work quickly and cooperatively to amend and fully implement the LPA to enable further progress set out in the Action Plan. (@OnuItalia)