I have just returned from Oman, where members of the Constitutional Drafting Assembly, have convened to consult and deliberate on the remaining constitutional issues that are yet to be resolved. I am confident that the members will work together in a constructive manner, and draft a Constitution that will fulfill the aspirations and ambitions of all Libyans.
Neighbouring countries have a vital stake in Libya’s future and a critical role to play. Several of Libya’s main challenges – the growing terrorist threat, human trafficking, weapons smuggling –can only be tackled effectively through regional cooperation.
The Government of National Accord requires strong international and regional assistance and support.
Despite the challenges, I am immensely encouraged and gratified that Libya’s neighbours, like the members of the UN Security Council, stand committed and firmly united behind a peaceful and organized transfer of power to the Government of National Accord.
I continue to count on your support for the new Libyan government as it prepares to establish itself in Tripoli and get on with the task of governing.