In addition to the political track, other tracks will convene next week and in the coming weeks and will include representatives of municipalities and armed groups, as well as political, social and tribal personalities.
Participants agreed to return to Geneva next week for a new round of dialogue after holding the necessary consultations. The Mission and the participants expressed their hope that all the invited representatives, including those who did not attend this round, would take part in the talks next week. The Mission welcomes all the voices that are committed to a stable Libya through peaceful means.
The participants expressed concern at the growing threat posed by terrorist groups whether inside Libya or abroad, underscoring the need for concerted efforts to counter the threat of terrorism. In this context, they condemned the recent killing and abduction of Libyan citizens and foreign nationals, and expressed solidarity with victims of terrorism everywhere.
UNSMIL reiterates that dialogue is an ongoing process. As Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNSMIL Bernardino Leon announced at the beginning of the dialogue, this is a process that will take time and the road ahead will be difficult. But the Mission believes time is of the essence and all sincere Libyans must quickly move towards finding solutions to the crises if they are to prevent further political, security and economic deterioration in their country.
UNSMIL expressed its commitment to providing the necessary support to the monitoring and ensuring the success of any agreement reached, as well as providing the necessary guarantees to that end. The Mission emphasizes that the dialogue is an inclusive and transparent process driven by Libya's supreme national interest, including safeguarding the country's national unity and protecting its resources and wealth.