New York (UN) - The Security Council reiterated on Monday its support to the political agreement signed in Skhirat, Morocco, on 17 December 2015, on forming a national unity government.
New York (UN) – The Security Council reiterated on Monday its support to the political agreement signed in Skhirat, Morocco, on 17 December 2015, on forming a national unity government.
The Council members “welcomed the meeting of the Libyan Political Dialogue on 10 March 2016, which reaffirmed its commitment to uphold the Libyan Political Agreement,” the 15-nation body said in a press statement.
Further, the Council reaffirmed that the national unity government, or the Government of National Accord (GNA), should be seated in the capital city of Tripoli, after measures have been taken to ensure adequate security, while encouraging the Presidency Council to work swiftly towards this end in the interests of the Libyan people.
The Council also reiterated its concern about the growing terrorist threat in that country, in particular from groups proclaiming allegiance to Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and groups affiliated with Al Qaeda, and called on GNA to urgently focus on combating this threat.
The Council commended Libyan efforts to work towards implementation of a political settlement and emphasized the importance of continued inclusiveness and called on all Libyans to “unite wholeheartedly in a spirit of reconciliation.”