New York (UN) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon thanked this Thursday King Mohammed VI and the Government of Morocco following the "historic" signing of the Libyan Political Agreement.
New York (UN) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon thanked this Thursday King Mohammed VI and the Government of Morocco following the “historic” signing of the Libyan Political Agreement.
“I thank His Majesty King Mohammed VI and the Government of Morocco for hosting the signing ceremony”, Ban ki-moon said in a statement on the signing of the Libyan Political Agreement.
“The agreement will lead to the establishment of a single Government of National Accord and national institutions that will ensure broad representation”, he said, adding that “it is a critical step in continuing Libya’s post-revolution transition after months of turmoil and uncertainty”.
“I am hopeful the signing of the agreement will put Libya back on the path of building a democratic State based on the principles of inclusion, human rights and the rule of law”, he went on, noting that “the door will remain open to those who wish to join on the road to peace”.
“The signing of this agreement is not an end in itself. The Presidency Council must now form the Government of National Accord, and preparations need to continue for its installation in Tripoli. To this effect, I echo the call earlier this month of the Libyan political dialogue participants for all political and security actors to create a conducive environment to enable the Government to assume its responsibilities in the Libyan capital without threat or intimidation”, UN Secretary-General said.
“The road ahead will be difficult. But I wish to reassure the Libyan people that the United Nations will continue to accompany the process and support the Government in the times ahead”, he added.
The agreement was signed this Thursday in Skhirat (30 km south of Rabat), by representatives of all parties taking part in the inter-Libyan dialogue, held under the aegis of the UN support mission in Libya, mainly the Tobrouk agreement (recognized by the international community), the National General Congress, called the Tripoli parliament, independent figures and representatives of the civil society.