Washington - The United States, Morocco and other Arab, African and European countries reaffirmed Monday their support for the implementation of the political agreement signed in Skhirat on December 17, 2015.
Washington – The United States, Morocco and other Arab, African and European countries reaffirmed Monday their support for the implementation of the political agreement signed in Skhirat on December 17, 2015.
“We reaffirm our support for the implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) of Skhirat, Morocco signed on December 17, 2015, and for the Government of National Accord (GNA) as the sole legitimate government of Libya, as stated in the Rome Communique of December 13, 2015,” a joint statement said following a meeting in Vienna of diplomats from 20 countries.
They also urged all parties to work constructively towards the completion of the transitional institutional framework, particularly by enabling the House of Representatives to fully carry out its role as outlined in the LPA.
The signatories of the statement, which also include China, Chad, Spain, Niger, Turkey, Tunisia, Russia, Turkey, Sudan, Italy, Malta and the representatives of the Arab League, the European Union and the United Nations, reiterated their “firm” support to Libya’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and unity, adding that they “share the Libyan people’s aspiration to transform Libya into a secure and democratic state and achieve unity and reconciliation, and restore the rule of law and state authority”.
They also reaffirmed their full political backing for the efforts of Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General Martin Kobler and commended his recent outreach to various Libyan communities.
The ministerial meeting was attended by the Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj. Morocco was represented at the meeting by Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mbarka Bouaida.