The Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General to Libya, Jan Kubis, confirmed the organization's full commitment to the road map approved by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), urging Libyan parties to move forward with its implementation, according to a UN mission statement released on Monday evening.
From 14 to 21 February, Jan Kubish held talks in Libya with a wide range of parties representing different parts of the political spectrum, including the leadership of the Government of National Accord and its security institutions, members of the Presidential Council, the House of Representatives, the High Council of state, the constituent body to draft the constitution, Libyan National Army General Command, members of the Joint Military Committee.
The United Nations Support mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said in the statement that Kubis' discussions withLibyan parties "addressed the progress made so far in the implementation of the road map approved by the LPDF and the next steps, stressing "the urgent need to hold a session of the House of Representatives to consider granting confidence to the interim executive authority.
The UN envoy also stressed "the importance of strengthening preparations for the upcoming national elections in December 2021, and the commitment of the leadership in Libya to meeting the basic social and economic needs of the population, including addressing the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as achieving national reconciliation and transitional justice."
The UN envoy welcomed the progress made so far by the Libyan parties concerned in various fields, further stressing "the importance of all relevant institutions respecting the road map and continuing to work towards its full implementation."
Kubis commended the joint military commission "5+5" for its "exemplary work in carrying out its mission", encouraging "the commission to continue steady progress and take further steps towards reopening the coastal road". It also called on all parties to fulfil their commitments and provide the necessary support for the implementation of the ceasefire agreement and the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions, including the exit of foreign troops and mercenaries.
"The UNSMIL reaffirmed its strong commitment to support the efforts of the Libyan people to reunite Libya, its authorities and institutions and to restore its full sovereignty in order to ensure sustainable security, stability and prosperity," Kubis concluded.