Libya: Security Council reaffirms full support for political agreement signed a year ago

09-19-2016sirte

From the UN News Centre:

“Expressing deep concern over the serious political polarization resulting in a deterioration of the security, economic and humanitarian situation in Libya, the Security Council today reiterated its support for the United Nations envoy for Libya, who leads efforts in facilitating implementation of the political agreement signed about a year ago.

Issuing a press statement overnight, the 15-member Council also reiterated support for efforts of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and encouraged the envoy and the Mission to intensify their efforts in facilitating implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement.

The release of the statement followed the briefing on 6 December by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Martin Kobler, who noted that implementation of the political deal has stalled.

The Agreement rests on four main principles: ensuring the democratic rights of the Libyan people, the need for a consensual government based on the principle of the separation of powers, oversight and balance between them, as well as the need to empower state institutions like the Government of National Accord so that they can address the serious challenges ahead, respect for the Libyan judiciary and its independence.”

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