By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 8 November 2013:
Libya’s main Western partners – France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States – . . .[restrict]have said that they are concerned about instability in Libya and the threat that it poses to the country’s nascent democracy.
In a joint statement issued this morning, seen as a response to the last night’s violence in Tripoli, the worst since the revolution, the governments of the four countries called on Libyans to put their individual differences aside and work together in the national interest. They also called on them to reject any use of force against the country’s elected political institutions.
Reiterating their own support for Libya in its building of democracy, the four urged the Libyan people to “strengthen the democratic institutions with a view to fully realizing the aspirations of the revolution, thus paying tribute to its martyrs and their sacrifice”.
The four called for the “swift” launch of the constitutional process, saying that the adoption of a constitution was key to ensuring a secure and prosperous future for the country.
“We also believe that a single, inclusive national dialogue, facilitated independently, can make a positive, paramount contribution to securing a transition to democracy and help ensure that all views are properly taken into account,” the statement read.
The four governments have increasingly been taking a joint political approach to Libya in recent months. [/restrict]