The Embassies of France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and United States issued a joint statement today welcoming UNSMIL’s statement of 7 June and acknowledging the efforts of the joint 6+6 committee on the draft election laws.
Commenting in a statement yesterday on the outcome of the 6+6 House of Representatives-High State Council (HoR-HSC) Committee which met in Bouzniqa, Morocco to develop draft electoral laws for Libya’s presidential and parliamentary elections, UNSMIL had ‘‘urged all players to refrain from delay tactics aimed at prolonging the stalemate’’.
Here is the statement in full:
The Embassies of France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and United States welcome UNSMIL’s statement of 7 June, and similarly acknowledge the efforts of the 6+6 in reaching agreement on the draft electoral laws. We welcome UNSMIL’s commitment to take forward further work with all relevant Libyan institutions and actors, to facilitate a process to address all contested elements of the electoral framework, secure the necessary political agreement on the path to elections, and enable a level playing field for all candidates. We urge all players to engage constructively with SRSG Bathily towards securing the necessary political, security and legal environment for elections.