France Calls for Unified Executive Authority in Libya


On Sunday, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs voiced its hope that tangible progress would be achieved in Libya by naming a transitional executive authority responsible for organizing the coming national elections scheduled for December 24, 2021.

The Ministry renewed France’s support for a political solution in Libya so that the country could regain its sovereignty and stability. This would result in an end of all foreign intervention in its internal affairs.

It also praised the efforts made by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum’s (LPDF) Advisory Committee toward the selection of a new interim executive authority, stating that their work reflects the clear demands of the Libyan people.

France called on all Libyan parties to engage constructively in the political process through the LPDF to establish a new unified government.

It also commended the Acting UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General Stephanie Williams for her extraordinary leadership and commitment to helping Libya achieve a more secure and prosperous future.

Earlier, Stephanie Williams announced that the members of the LPDF will vote on the proposed mechanism for choosing the interim executive authority next Monday.

Williams explained that voting takes place for 24 hours, and the results will be announced upon completion of the counting of votes on Tuesday.