The International Ministerial Conference on Support to Libya, held today (Tuesday) in Paris, has reaffirmed the commitment of Libya's international partners to supporting the country in building a a secure, prosperous and democratic nation.
The full text of the communique issued after the meeting is shown below:
1. The Government of the State of Libya and international partners met today in Paris to renew their commitment to the Libyan people and their aspirations to build a modern democratic and accountable state solidly anchored in a rule of law system, institutions and practices, and in respect for human rights. Today’s International Ministerial Conference marks a new phase in the relationship between Libya and its partners, in which Conference participants – including Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Qatar, Spain, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, the African Union, the Arab Maghreb Union, the European Union, the Gulf Cooperation Council, the League of Arab States, and the United Nations – reaffirmed their unequivocal support for the Libyan Government in its determination to build, on the basis of the two attached Plans, namely the National Security Development Plan, and the Justice and Rule of Law Development Plan, a secure, prosperous and democratic nation, and overcome existing challenges in the areas of national security, rule of law and justice.
2. In reaffirming their support to the Libyan people, international partners reiterated the need for a measured and coordinated engagement that is consistent with the principles of Libyan leadership and national ownership, and is in accordance with the Libyan Government’s stated needs and priorities. Conference participants also reaffirmed support for relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions upholding the sovereignty, security, stability and prosperity of Libya, and the role of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), particularly in coordinating and facilitating international assistance to the Libyan Government. Conference participants also recognised the European Union as a long-term key strategic partner for Libya, in the framework of the Euro-Mediterranean area of cooperation and dialogue.