Germany announces support for UNSMIL’s call for ceasing fire in Libya

Germany has declared its full support to the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)’s call for a immediate ceasefire in Libya during the Tuesday meeting of the UN Security Council.

“Congratulations to UNSMIL Envoy in Libya, Ghassan Salame, for his powerful briefing to the UN Security Council. German Mission to the UN in full support for a strong resolution to call for: immediate ceasefire, resumption of political process, and strict implementation of the arms embargo,” Oliver Owcza, German Ambassador to Libya, tweeted Tuesday.

Meanwhile, China renewed its call during the meeting to resume the political negotiation in Libya and end the crisis for the sake of the Libyan people’s interests.

In his briefing at the UN Security Council on the situation in Libya on Tuesday, Salamé warned that the ongoing fighting in Tripoli is leading the country “into a civil war which could lead to the permanent division of the country.”

He added the damage done to Libya will already take “years to mend,” but unless fighting around the capital Tripoli stops, the country risks “descending into a civil war which could lead to the permanent division of the country”.

However, the UNSMIL envoy did not reveal any mechanism, roadmap or proposal to resolve the civil war Libya in the briefing.


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