The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President María Cristina Perceval ( Argentina):
The members of the Security Council welcomed the UN-facilitated meeting between members of the Libya’s House of Representatives in Ghadames on 29 September as an important step towards a peaceful resolution of the current political stalemate in Libya.
The members of the Security Council expressed their strong support for efforts to address differences between the parties through peaceful and inclusive dialogue and within the framework of a political process. The members of the Security Council called on all parties to reject violence and to engage in the political process.
The members of the Security Council recalled resolution 2174 (2014) and expressed their readiness to use targeted sanctions, including asset freezes and travel bans, against individuals or entities that threatened Libya’s peace and stability or undermined its political transition.
The members of the Security Council welcomed the agreement for the UN to facilitate another meeting following the Eid al-Adha holiday and strongly encouraged broad participation and progress towards achieving a peaceful solution in Libya. The members of the Security Council expressed their intention to continue to follow developments in Libya closely.
The members of the Security Council reaffirmed their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Libya.