By Sami Zaptia.
London, 10 February 2021:
As part of the international effort to signal their full support for the newly selected Libyan Presidency Council and prime minister of the Government of National Unity, the UN Security Council adopted the UK’s statement on Libya yesterday.
The UK has taken over as the President of the Security Council as of 1 February.
The statement welcomes the 5 February Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) in Geneva agreement on a new unified interim executive authority (GNU) charged with leading the country to the 24 December 2021 constitutionally based elections.
The LPDF’s Roadmap stipulates constitutionally based elections on that date.
The Presidency Statement calls on all parties to implement the 23 October ceasefire and urged the withdrawal of all foreign forces and mercenaries.
The Presidency Statement is not a Security Council Resolution, but it signals early and clear support to all domestic and international stakeholders for the new Libyan administration.