UNSMIL addresses accusations that it aims to change the LPDF roadmap

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya shuts down accusations that it aims to change or step outside the roadmap approved by the LPDF

UNSMIL called on LPDF and its members and other relevant institutions to respect their desire stated in their Roadmap to bring the country out of fragmentation and division. [Photo: LPDF]

The UN Support Mission in Libya has reacted to allegations that it has introduced initiatives outside the scope of the Libyan political dialogue forum’s approved road map.

According to a statement issued by UNSMIL today, “With regard to statements circulated by social media accounts accusing UNSMIL of allowing the discussion of proposals that fall outside of the LPDF Roadmap or aim to change the Roadmap, the Mission reiterates that its role is to bring Libyans together and facilitate their discussions or to mediate, provided parties are willing to mediate and work together.”

“It is the LPDF members- authors of the Roadmap- that frequently propose ideas and solutions that deviate from the Roadmap and some of which put to question some of its basic premises with the argument that they do not correspond to current realities & that it was over-ambitious,” the mission explained.

The mission constantly urges the LPDF and its members and other relevant institutions to respect their desire stated in their Roadmap to strive for the conduct of elections on December 24th in their ideas and actions.

According to the statement, most parties are frequently preoccupied with their own party issues. Their actions reflect the divides that reflect Libyan society as a whole, rather than working toward compromise solutions according to the road plan.

The UN mission emphasized that it has repeatedly called on members of the discussion forum and other relevant institutions to fulfil their obligations and to meet the Libyan people’s demand for elections on December 24, as stated in the road plan.

The UN Support Mission in Libya emphasized that it would continue to work toward the holding of elections and plan to hold and manage the next meeting of the LPDF, indicating that the outcome would be in the hands of the members of the dialogue forum and that it was up to the members of the dialogue forum to work following the objectives of their road map and work together.

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