By Libya Herald reporters.
Tunis, 15 February 2016:
UNSMIL chief Martin Kobler has hailed as a major breakthrough the Presidency Council’s new government . . .[restrict]proposal and urged the House of Representatives to back it.
“It’s now their responsibility to save their country from the scourge of further conflict and destruction” said Kobler, adding “This is an historic opportunity for peace that should not be missed”.
He called on all members of the HoR under their president Ageela Salah to assume their responsibilities under the Libyan Political Agreement and endorse the proposed Government of National Accord.
Kobler had talks with Salah at the Munich security conference last week, a meeting which it is understood prime minister-designate Faiez Serraj was due to join but cried off because of the heated Presidency Council debates back in Skhirat.
Kobler delivered his oft-repeated insistence that the Libyan people were looking to the new GNA to move with authority and determination to reunited state institutions and restore stability and security across Libya. He urged all relevant political and security actors to wholeheartedly embrace the new government and give it a chance to govern. [/restrict]