France, Germany, Italy, the UK and the USA issued a joint statement today supporting UNSMIL head and Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG), Abdoulaye Bathily’s call yesterday for a binding political settlement towards elections. The call by Bathily was made during his brief to the Security Council on Libya yesterday.
The joint statement read as follows:
‘‘We strongly support the SRSG’s call for Libya’s leaders to work together toward a binding political settlement that paves the way for national elections and a unified government. A consensus driven process that has buy-in from all sides offers the best path for elections and a future of peace, unity, stability, and prosperity for the Libyan people.’’