19 January 2016

Secretary-General Hails Ministers’ Nomination for Libya’s Government of National Accord as Important Step towards Resolving Crisis

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

The Secretary-General warmly welcomes the announcement by the Presidency Council of the nomination of ministers for the Government of National Accord of Libya.  This marks an important step towards the implementation of the Libya Political Agreement and the resolution of the crisis in the country.

The Secretary-General looks forward to the endorsement of the new Government so that it can begin to address the many challenges facing the country.  He commends the Presidency Council and all Libyan leaders who have demonstrated their commitment to place the national interest first and to engage in dialogue to resolve their differences.

The Secretary-General reiterates his call on all Libyans to support the implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement so that Libya can continue its democratic transition.

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