Libyan Prime Minister Welcomes UN Decision to Send Observers to Libya

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The Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdelhamid Dbaiba welcomed the United Nations decision calling for the deployment of observers to monitor the ceasefire in Libya. He expressed his government’s readiness to provide the necessary conditions for them to conduct their work.

In a statement, Dbaiba reiterated his assertion that the GNU is committed to the tasks entrusted to it, according to the agreed political map. He called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to support his government in the process of expelling foreign mercenaries from Libya.

The Libyan Prime Minister affirmed the commitment to provide all conditions for the upcoming elections to be held on time and to ensure all conditions necessary for their success.

On Friday, the UNSC gave the green light to deploy 60 observers to the ceasefire in Libya, urging the country’s new government to prepare for free and fair elections on December 24th.

The UNSC approved a proposal of the Secretary-General of the UN, António Guterres, to deploy observers for a ceasefire in Libya.

Guterres addressed to the UNSC on April 7th, “the observers will deploy to Sirte once all the requirements for the permanent presence of the United Nations are met, including security, logistical, medical and operational aspects.” “In the meantime, there will be a presence in Tripoli as soon as circumstances permit,” he added.

In the resolution adopted by the UNSC, the Council stressed the “complete and real participation of women and youth” in the elections.

The UNSC strongly urged all states to respect and support the ceasefire by withdrawing all foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya “without delay” and to demand full compliance with the arms embargo imposed on Libya.