Germany Stresses Compliance to Arms Embargo on Libya


Germany’s representative to the UN Security Council, Christoph Heusgen, welcomed on Thursday the ceasefire agreement that was reached in Libya and stressed that it must be implemented quickly and fully.

During the session via video conference, he called for the complete withdrawal of foreign fighters from Libya instead of their regrouping.

In a briefing at the Security Council via video conference on developments in Libya, the UN Support Mission to Libya’s (UNSMIL) Acting Head, Stephanie Williams, confirmed that the participants in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) in Tunisia agreed on the powers of the Presidential Council and the Prime Minister with two deputies.

Williams added that the participants in the LPDF agreed to hold elections on December 24, 2021. She indicated that the High National Elections Commission is a sovereign institution and can hold elections if conditions and funds are available.