The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Dina Kawar (Jordan):
The members of the Security Council took note of the meeting of political leaders in Algeria on 13 April and look forward to the planned next round of talks in the Libyan dialogue in Morocco on 15 April, facilitated by the Special Representative of the Secretary General, Bernardino León.
The members of the Security Council strongly urged all Libyan stakeholders participating in the talks to agree on arrangements on the formation of a National Unity Government to end Libya’s political, security and institutional crisis.
Expressing deep concern about the continuing violence in Libya, the members of the Security Council reaffirmed that there can be no military solution to the crisis in Libya and called on all parties to cease hostilities to create a peaceful and conducive environment for an inclusive dialogue.
The members of the Security Council recalled resolution 2213 (2015) and emphasized that the Sanctions Committee is prepared to sanction those who threaten Libya’s peace, stability or security or that obstruct or undermine the successful completion of its political transition.
The members of the Security Council reaffirmed their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Libya.