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SG/SM/17189-AFR/3233
6 October 2015

Secretary-General Urges Swift Signing of Libyan Political Agreement to End Current Crisis, Pledges Continued United Nations Support

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General reiterates the call of Member States and regional organizations who, during a high-level meeting he convened on 2 October, 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.  As participants in the event stressed, the agreement is the only way to end the current crisis.

The Secretary-General commends the political will and courage of Libyans who remain committed to resolving the current crisis through dialogue.  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.

The Secretary-General remains committed to supporting the Libyan people through his Special Representative and the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

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