8 October 2015

Secretary-General Welcomes Proposal of Nominees for Presidency Council of Libyan Government of National Accord

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

The Secretary-General welcomes today’s proposal of nominees for the Presidency Council of the Libyan Government of National Accord.  He commends the dialogue participants on having reached a final text of a political agreement after comprehensive and broad consultations.

After months of turmoil and uncertainty, the Secretary-General urges Libyan leaders not to squander this opportunity to put the country back on the path to building a State that reflects the spirit and ambitions of the 2011 revolution.  Now is the time for the parties to the political dialogue to endorse this proposal and sign the Agreement without delay.

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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