International Community Reaffirms Support for GNA

Ministerial Meeting for Libya Joint Communique, Vienna 16 May 2016

We welcome the presence of Prime Minister al-Sarraj and commend his leadership in guiding Libya’s institutions through seating the government in Tripoli, a turning point in the Libyan political process.

We express our strong support for the Libyan people in maintaining the unity of Libya. We reaffirm our support for the implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) of Skhirat, Morocco signed on December 17, 2015, and for the Government of National Accord (GNA) as the sole legitimate government of Libya, as stated in the Rome Communique of December 13, 2015, and endorsed in UN Security Council Resolution 2259. We urge all parties to work constructively towards the completion of the transitional institutional framework, particularly by enabling the House of Representatives to fully carry out its role as outlined in the LPA.

We renew our firm support to Libya’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and unity. We share the Libyan people’s aspiration to transform Libya into a secure and democratic state, achieve unity and reconciliation, and restore the rule of law and state authority. We express our solidarity with the Libyan people in the face of the humanitarian and economic hardship that the political crisis has created. We reiterate our determination to assist Libyan institutions as they work to reestablish prosperity and urgently deliver basic services.

All segments of society from all Libya’s regions must find their rightful place in the political process and contribute to charting the path towards stability. We encourage Libya’s new authorities to strengthen their outreach inside Libya and seek effective mechanisms for a dialogue to support reconciliation. We are committed to supporting all efforts of the GNA in order to enhance political outreach throughout the country. The GNA should provide swift humanitarian assistance to the whole country, especially in Benghazi.

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