31 March 2016

Secretary-General Welcomes Arrival of Libya’s Presidency Council in Tripoli, Calls on All Actors to Respect People’s Aspirations for Peace

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

The Secretary-General welcomes the arrival of the Libyan Presidency Council in Tripoli on 30 March, which marks an important step in the implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement.  He calls on all actors to respect the aspirations of the overwhelming majority of the Libyan people for peace, stability and prosperity.

The Secretary-General urges all political actors and public institutions to facilitate an immediate and peaceful handover of power.  He reminds all security actors of their responsibility to ensure the safety and security of the Presidency Council and urges them to refrain from any action that could undermine their work.

The Secretary-General commends the Presidency Council for their courage and leadership.  He reiterates the United Nations’ readiness to assist the Libyan authorities and people so that their country can continue its democratic transition.

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