By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 2 October 2014:
The UN . . .[restrict]Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has welcomed the House of Representatives commitment to recent talks saying the tone it has struck “opens a new page in relations among Libyans”.
UNSMIL Head and UN Special Representative Bernardino Leon also praised efforts by those members of the House of Representatives who had boycotted the new parliament, for helping make the launch of the Ghadames negotiations on 29 September 2014 a success. He also thanked them for their commitment to the political process.
“Choosing negotiation over confrontation is a very encouraging sign,” Leon said. “These efforts by all sides reinforce our belief and that of the international community as well as of a great majority of Libyans that dialogue is the only way to resolve differences and that resorting to force will only lead to more death and destruction.”
“The House of Representatives, as the sole legislative authority in the country, has an important role to play in this regard, for it is the platform where the different sides can discuss the national priorities in a spirit of unity and in the highest interest of the country.”
Bernardino also expressed his concern over those who have continued to work against the interests of the Libyan people and the Security Council resolution.
UNSMIL has said that, with the cooperation of the House of Representatives, it will forge ahead with the dialogue aiming to bring peace and stability to the country.