In the western mountains, in Nafusa, the situation is also complicated. The ceasefire is not respected. Even today, there are reports about fighting in the mountains, especially in Kikla. And I could address this issue yesterday with the Speaker of HoR, Mr. Agila. He gave instructions, and he said he could agree, my understanding is that he gave instructions to the Libyan army to support and protect humanitarian assistance, which is extremely important these days in these areas.
It is very important to enhance once again the humanitarian concerns, the international community
and many Libyans. We have to create an atmosphere which is conducive for a political agreement.
All Libyans we meet everywhere agree that there is no military solution for this country. The only solution is dialogue, the only solution is political agreement. So supporting humanitarian assistance, giving through ceasefire the opportunity for this dialogue, for this political process to succeed is the only opportunity this country has. And I have to be very clear, all these actions are not conducive to this atmosphere. Same as it is very important that statements and actions from political personalities, from civil society personalities, from religious personalities is also supportive of this conducive atmosphere for this political agreement.
Regarding the political dialogue, we continue working with the different members of the two delegations. I had the opportunity, as I had said, to meet some of them. For the moment, I have no news to give you. We are not calling for the next round of talks. We have to continue working with the two delegations. I think most Libyans are telling us it is important to expedite these talks. But we still believe that we have to continue to work with two delegations, trying to lay bridges, try to get their positions closer in order to call the next round of talks.
In the meantime, the international community, the United Nations, will continue to work because we want to make very clear the support for the political process, and I think this is what the international community should do in these coming days, supporting very clearly the dialogue, supporting very clearly the people who are working for this dialogue to be successful. And also making very clear that the international community is not ready to accept people who don’t want to support this political process.
People who still think that using force is the solution for this country.
The polarization that is worrying the international community is not the polarization between the people who are gathering in Tobruk, and the people in Tripoli and Misrata. It not the polarization of people who are in Zintan or in other areas of the country. The polarization concerning us is between moderate and hardliners. We need to make clear there are moderates in both camps and this is the people we want to support from the international community.
We will continue to work, of course, to support the ceasefire, in touch with different actors. I had planned to travel today to Zintan, but the mayor of the city won’t be there. So, we are postponing this visit until the mayor, Mr. Barouni, is back. We will also continue to work in contact with all the institutions, the political actors to promote this dialogue, also with the institutions that have to secure that Libya, despite this very serious crisis, is still a functioning state. So these institutions like the Central Bank, the oil industry, the Libyan investment authority, these are vital institutions for this country, vital institutions for the international community. It is very important they remain neutral. This is a guarantee and a service that has to be provided to all Libyans and this is also what we will try to secure and to guarantee in our contacts with these institutions.