H.E. Mr. Mohamed T. H. Siala

Statement Summary

MOHAMED T. H. SIALA, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Libya, dubbing the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations a great occasion, expressed respect and appreciation for the Organization’s founding fathers. It is clear, he noted, that the United Nations is now facing challenges that are different to those it faced when it was established. Such challenges are complicated by the COVID‑19 pandemic, which has resulted in daily human losses and halted economic development in many sectors. He stressed that differences among peoples and borders should not deter the fight against the pandemic; all must work in solidarity to keep it at bay. Libya joins all nations aspiring to a more efficient United Nations in responding to various challenges, including maintaining multilateralism and reforming the Organization, especially the Security Council, which currently fails to represent the African continent.