The status quo in Libya is not sustainable, and it carries risks for the stability of the country, said Nicolas de Rivière, France Ambassador to the U.N. on Monday.
During a briefing about Libya at the Security Council, De Rivière pointed out that “tensions between militias, which are increasing in Tripolitania, are proof of this.”
“This crisis must be resolved and a unified government must be established that is capable of conducting the electoral process throughout the country,” he added.
“There is an urgent need to put Libya back on the path to elections,” affirmed the French diplomat as he called on the Libyan actors to “rapidly finalize an agreement, particularly on the criteria for eligibility.”
He also called for a “substantial renewal” of the mandate of the U.N. Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) “in order to take into account developments in the situation over the past year.”