Western Ambassadors to Libya Voice Support for LPDF

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On Wednesday, the Ambassadors of Germany, Italy, the United States, and the Chargé d’Affaires of France, and the United Kingdom to Libya agreed to support the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), according to a joint statement published by the US Embassy in Libya.

This came during a joint virtual meeting with the Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj.

The ambassadors reiterated their full support for the success of the UN-facilitated LPDF and interrelated economic and security track dialogues.

They welcomed the recent prisoner exchange between the warring sides and urged rapid progress to facilitate the reopening of the Misrata-Sirte coastal highway as agreed by the ceasefire agreement of October.

The diplomats noted that strong and engaged Libyan leadership is needed ahead of planned elections in December 2021. They also emphasized the need for public commentary to be constructive and supportive of the process.

The statement explained that international actors are closely monitoring actions by all parties to fulfil their commitments to the success of the peace talks.