UNSMIL, international community urge Libyan parties to approve constitutional basis

The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Jan Kubis, and international partners urged Libyan actors, including members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, to endorse the constitutional basis for the elections.

The UN mission said, in a statement, that Kubis held consultations, on Tuesday, with representatives of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States (the 3 + 2) group, after telephone conversations he had held a few days ago with other international partners, including Russia, Morocco and high-level Libyan representatives to discuss the progress made so far in implementing the roadmap approved by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum in line with the conclusions of the Second Berlin Conference and United Nations Security Council Resolution 2570 of 2021, including the need to approve a constitutional basis for holding elections on December 24.

The UN mission added that the international partners urged “all the relevant Libyan actors, especially the members of the forum meeting in Geneva, to make progress on their pledges to facilitate the holding of the national elections on December 24 by developing a consensus proposal on the constitutional basis for the elections, and to fulfill their commitment to the people.” Libya to facilitate the conduct of elections.

The international partners reiterated their “support for the organization of the elections as stipulated in the road map approved by the Forum and the full implementation of the ceasefire agreement, including the opening of the coastal road, as well as the withdrawal of foreign fighters and foreign forces without any delay,” according to the statement.

The Special Envoy and members of the international community renewed their appeal to all relevant actors and institutions in Libya to comply with United Nations Security Council Resolutions 2570 and 2571, the road map approved by the Forum and the conclusions of the Berlin II Conference, to rise to the level of their national responsibilities, facilitate the adoption of the constitutional basis and enact the legal framework to enable the holding of national elections On December 24th.

The statement of the UN mission indicated that Kubis welcomed the decision of the Council of the European Union issued on June 21, which clarified that “the criteria for imposing restrictive measures (in light of the situation in Libya) also include persons and entities that obstruct or undermine the elections stipulated in the road map approved by the Political Dialogue Forum.

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