Security Council affirms full support for UN Mission in Libya

New York The Security Council members on Tuesday emphasized their full support for UN Special Envoy Ghassan Salame and the United Nations Support Mission for Libya (UNSMIL) as they seek to mediate a political way forward in Libya that would lead to credible and peaceful elections.

The Council members called on all UN member states and regional organizations to unite in support of the special envoy during this critical phase of Libya's transition.

The members welcomed the announcement by Salame on March 20 that the National Conference will take place from 14 to 16 April 2019 in Ghadames, Libya. They also welcomed the convening of UNfacilitated talks in Abu Dhabi on 27 February 2019 between the Prime Minister and the President of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord, Fayez alSarraj, and Libya National Army Commander Khalifa Haftar, including their agreement on the need to end the transitional stages in Libya through the holding of general elections.

The Council members recalled Libyan leaders' commitments, made at the international conferences in Paris on 29 May 2018 and Palermo on 1213 November 2018, including to work constructively with the UNfacilitated efforts.

The members underlined that the National Conference provides a crucial opportunity for all Libyans to put aside their differences, exercise restraint for the good of the country, and achieve peace and prosperity for the Libyan people. They called on all those attending to come together to engage in good faith in this Libyanled, Libyanowned process.

Source: International Islamic News Agency