UN Secretary General Urges the Parties to the Libyan Conflict to Engage in a Constructive Political Process

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On Friday, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on the parties to the conflict in Libya to engage constructively in an inclusive political process based on the outcomes of the Berlin Conference and Security Council Resolution 2510.

“The Secretary-General welcomes the calls for a ceasefire and an end to hostilities in Libya, which were announced in separate statements today by Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj and Speaker of the Parliament Ageela Saleh,” the spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric, said in a statement.

“The Secretary-General hopes the calls for a ceasefire will be respected immediately by armed forces from both sides and that its implementation will be taken up quickly within the UN-facilitated 5+5 Joint Military Commission. He also welcomes the call for an end to the blockage of oil production,” Dujarric added. The Spokesperson pointed out that the Secretary-General calls on all parties to engage constructively in an inclusive political process based on the Berlin Conference outcomes and UN Security Council Resolution 2510 (2020).

Earlier on Friday, the Presidency Council of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) issued instructions to all its military forces to immediately cease all fighting operations in all Libyan territories.

The Council also reiterated its call for presidential and parliamentary elections, to be held during the month of March, according to an appropriate constitutional base to be agreed upon between Libyans.

Libyan Parliament Speaker Ageela Saleh stressed that “the ceasefire blocks the way for any foreign military interventions and ends with the expulsion of mercenaries and the dismantling of militias in order to achieve the restoration of full national sovereignty.”