By Sami Zaptia.
London, 9 March 2021:
UNSMIL yesterday welcomed the convening of a formal House of Representatives (HoR) session yesterday in Sirte to deliberate on the vote of confidence on the cabinet list proposed by Prime Minister-designate Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba. It said it is pleased with the significant number of HoR members participating in the session.
UNSMIL also commended HoR Speaker Ageela Saleh and HoR members for convening a reunified session after many years of divisions and paralysis.
It said this session is an important step towards meeting the long-standing aspiration of the Libyan people to reunify the country and all state institutions.
UNSMIL also acknowledged the efforts of all stakeholders who made this meeting possible, notably the (5+5) Joint Military Commission, local authorities and notable social actors in Sirte, the leadership of the current Faiez Serraj Government of National Accord, the Khalifa Hafter-led Libyan National Army (LNA) and the recently selected interim executive authority.
This historic HoR session, and its deliberations on the vote of confidence, which aims at enabling the interim unified executive authority to assume office and work with all parties in Libya to address the pressing needs of the Libyan people, represents a critical step in unifying the country and preparing it to hold democratic national elections on 24 December 2021. This opportunity to open a new chapter for Libya should not be missed, concluded UNSMIL.