Washington, DC

19 February 2015

Readout of the Secretary-General's meeting on Libya

The Secretary-General met today with the Secretary of State of the United States of America, H.E Mr. John F. Kerry; the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Vice-President of the European Commission, H.E. Ms. Federica Mogherini; and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, H.E. Mr. Sameh Hassan Shokry Selim.

They expressed deep concern over the situation in Libya and stressed the importance of political dialogue as the only way out of the current crisis. They expressed full support for the efforts of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Bernardino León, to facilitate dialogue. They emphasized the importance for all parties to participate in the next round of talks.