SRSG Kobler Welcomes Calls by the Majorities for Swift Endorsement of the Libyan Political Agreement
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, welcomes the recent declaration by 92 members of the House of Representatives endorsing in principle the Libyan Political Agreement and the proposed Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord.
The Special Representative also welcomes the calls by the majority of the members of the General National Congress to reach a positive conclusion to the dialogue process and expedite efforts to bring an end to the suffering and hardship of the Libyan people.
"I call on those who have not yet done so in the House of Representatives and the General National Congress to act in the higher interest of the Libyan people and endorse the political agreement", said Kobler.
Saving Libya from the scourge of civil strife, terrorism and economic collapse requires Libya’s leaders to demonstrate collective will and determination.
Libya’s leaders should demonstrate statesmanship placing the higher national interests of Libya and its people above all partisan or narrow agendas, thereby upholding the invaluable sacrifices that the Libyan people have made in their quest for a better life.
The steps taken by members of both the House of Representatives and General National Congress are a welcome response to the desperate appeals over the past few days and weeks from a wide spectrum of Libyan civil society.
Political parties, municipal councils and armed brigades have underscored the need for a rapid conclusion of the dialogue process in order to bring an end to the suffering and hardship of the Libyan people.