US welcomes UN envoy’s action plan in Libya, rejecting support for individuals outside the plan

  • Libyan Express |
  • Saturday 23 September 2017

View of the Department of State in Washington, DC. (Photo: Internet)

The United States has welcomed the September 20 United Nations (UN) announcement of an action plan to advance political reconciliation in Libya and help the Libyan people achieve lasting peace and security.

“We applaud the vigorous outreach by UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Libya Ghassan Salamé to Libyan leaders and call on all Libyans to support and engage in his mediation efforts. The Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) remains the framework for a political solution to the conflict throughout the transition period.” The US Department of State said Friday in a statement.

it added that the US strongly supports UN facilitation as the Libyan people carry out this critical transition, specifically by seeking to negotiate mutually-agreed limited amendments to the LPA, adopt a new constitution, and prepare for national elections.

The United States will not support individuals who seek to circumvent the UN-led political process, the statement added.

The United States said as well that it remains committed to working with Libya, the UN, and international partners to help advance political reconciliation, defeat terrorism, and promote a more stable future for the Libyan people

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