Libya

04 April 2019, Tripoli

Opening remarks at press conference in Tripoli, Libya

Thank you very much for your presence. This visit has been conceived as a visit of solidarity with the Libyan people – The Libyan people that have suffered too much and deserve to live in a normal country with normal political institutions, with peace, security and prosperity.

The UN has no agenda and no interests in relation to Libya but one: the welfare of the Libyan people, the peace in the country, and the possibility to live in a normal democracy and to take profit of the enormous wealth of the country to benefit its citizens.

04 April 2019, Tripoli, Libya

Transcript of the Secretary-General’s remarks at Press Conference in Tripoli, Libya

Thank you very much for your presence. This visit has been conceived as a visit of solidarity with the Libyan people – The Libyan people that have suffered too much and deserve to live in a normal country with normal political institutions, with peace, security and prosperity. The UN has no agenda and no interests in relation to Libya but one: the welfare of the Libyan people, the peace in the country, and the possibility to live in a normal democracy and to take profit of the enormous wealth of the country to benefit its citizens.

11 October 2014, Tripoli

Remarks in Tripoli, Libya

Dear Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr. Mohammed Sha’ib
Dear Mr. Fathi Bashagha
H.E. Ms. Federica Mogherini, Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mr. Jonathan Powell, Special Envoy of the United Kingdom
Mr. Giuseppe Buccino Grimaldi, Ambassador of Italy to Libya and Special Envoy
Mr. Denis Gauer, Special Envoy of France
Mr. Joe Mangion, Special Envoy of Malta

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Assalamu alaykom, peace be upon you,

I am very honoured to be in Libya once again on my second visit after the revolution.

02 November 2011, Tripoli

Opening remarks at press conference, Tripoli (Libya)

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) with General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser (left) and Mustafa Mohammed Abdul Jalil, President of the NTC of Libya

Mr. Chairman of the National Transitional Council, Mr. President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Ladies and Gentlemen of the media, citizens of Libya, As-salamu alaykum!

It is a great honour for me to be visiting at this historic time in Libya – a liberated and new Libya, together with the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations. We are here together to send our strong support and admiration and respect for all your heroic struggles to achieve democracy and freedom.

I salute the brave people of Libya.

27 March 2010, Sirte

Remarks to the press at the League of Arab States summit

Ladies and gentlemen, it is a great pleasure to see you all in Sirte, Libya.

I am here to talk with the leaders of the Arab world at a critical time for the region, just one week after I visited Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. And I have been able to hear from the leaders who are in Sirte about their own efforts. Last night, I spoke to the League of Arab States' follow up committee meeting, and I made it clear that we share a strong interest and responsibility in supporting efforts to bring the parties together and negotiate a political settlement.

27 March 2010, Sirte

Address to the Summit of the League of Arab States

Your Excellency Colonel Muammar Al-Qadhafi,
Your Majesties,your Highnesses,
Your Excellencies, Distinguished Heads of State and Government,
Your Excellency Mr. Amre Moussa, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States,
Distinguished ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen,

As-salamu alaykum wa rahmatu-lahi wa barakatu [peace be upon you, and God''s mercy and His blessings]

It is a great honour and privilege to participate in this important summit. I thank you for inviting me to join you.