Ban Urges Parties to Act Quickly

“There is a better path, one that answers the Libyan people’s demands for peace, human rights, stability and a better future.”

Last month, the parties – meeting in Morocco under the facilitation of the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Bernardino León – reached consensus on the main elements of a political agreement aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis.

Mr. Ban said that thanks to “some brave Libyan leaders,” Libya has a clear way forward, through a political agreement that seeks to fulfil the vision of the revolution that inspired so much hope just four years ago.

“Now the time for reopening the text has passed,” he stressed. “For the first time since the revolution of 2011, Libyans have before them a negotiated, inclusive and workable political roadmap for the remainder of the political transition process.”

The international community stands united with the Libyan people in their efforts to choose peace over violence and stability over chaos, said Mr. Ban.

“You, in turn, must reject violence and conclude the dialogue without delay… There is no time to lose.”

(Source: United Nations News Centre)

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