UN Urges Libyan Parliament to Approve Government Budget


UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres called on the Libyan Parliament to approve the budget submitted by the Government of National Unity (GNU), and adopt a constitutional basis for the 24 December elections. He also urged the GNU to provide appropriate support to the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) to hold the general elections as scheduled, and
formulate a roadmap for reunifying the military institution.

The Secretary-General demanded Security Council member states to put an end to violations of the UN’s arms embargo, and to facilitate the withdrawal of foreign fighters from the country.

Guterres urged the GNU, and all political actors to continue supporting the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC), and its efforts to implement the ceasefire agreement to the fullest extent.
He concluded that reopening the coastal road and making progress in the JMC’s priorities would benefit the political process.