France calls for need to reach a political solution in Libya after Security Council resolution adoption

Alwasat - Cairo Thu 13 Feb 2020, 08:21 PM
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The French Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, that "there is a vital need to move forward towards a political solution in order to end the conflict in Libya" after the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution approving the outputs of the Berlin conference.

The 15-member UN Security Council voted Wednesday evening, with 14-member approval and Russia’s abstention, to adopt the resolution submitted by Britain to adopt the outputs of the Berlin conference, including a ceasefire in Libya.

The decision stresses "the necessity of establishing a permanent and unconditional cease-fire in Libya at the earliest opportunity," and it became the first binding text adopted by the Security Council since the outbreak of the war in Tripoli in early April, and was voted upon after consultations on its text that lasted for three weeks."

On January 19, the German capital Berlin hosted an international conference on Libya with the participation of 12 countries and four international and regional organizations, which concluded a final statement consisting of 55 points, including the commitment to ban arms supplies, non-interference in Libyan affairs, and commitment to a ceasefire.

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