NEW YORK, DECEMBER 14 – In a Presidential Statement adopted today, the UN Security Council reiterates that two years since its signing, the Libyan Political Agreement remains the only viable framework to end Libyan political crisis, whose implementation is key to holding elections and finalising the political transition.
In the statement the council reaffirms its endorsement of the United Nations’ Action Plan for an inclusive Libyan-owned political process under the leadership of the United Nations (UN) as presented by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General Ghassan Salami, in New York on 20 September 2017, in order to deliver the establishment of stable, unified, representative and effective governance under the framework of the LPA.
Acknowledging the important role played by Mr. Fayez al Sarraj, Prime Minister and President of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA), as well as other Libyan leaders, in promoting national reconciliation, the Security Council strongly urges all Libyans to redouble efforts to work together in a spirit of compromise and to engage urgently and constructively in the inclusive political process, noting that further delay would only prolong the suffering of the Libyan people. The Council reiterates the importance of the meaningful participation of women throughout the process.
The Council welcomes, in this regard, the launch of the registration campaign by the High National Elections Commission (@OnuItalia)