Libya: Ban calls for urgent agreement on formation of Government of National Accord

Libyan stakeholders initial the Libyan Political Agreement in Skhirat, Morocco on 11 July 2015. Source: UNSMIL

6 October 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged participants in the Libyan political dialogue to urgently conclude the process and sign an agreement leading to the formation of a Government of National Accord.

The appeal was also previously made by Member States and regional organizations during a high-level meeting Mr. Ban convened on 2 October in New York on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual debate.

“The Secretary-General commends the political will and courage of Libyans who remain committed to resolving the current crisis through dialogue,” said a statement issued today by his spokesperson.

“He encourages them to seize the opportunity of the agreement to start rebuilding Libya and confronting the country’s urgent challenges. Only a Government of National Accord will unite the Libyans and enable them, with the support of the international community, to address these challenges,” said the statement.

Mr. Ban also added that he remains committed to supporting the Libyan people through his Special Representative and the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).


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