“Libyan parties need to compromise and agree a pathway to achieve parliamentary and presidential elections,” British Ambassador to the U.N. Barbara Woodward told the Security Council in a Libya briefing on Monday.
Woodward expressed her country’s concern about the recent violence in Tripoli and Misrata, and called for de-escalation.
“Preservation of peace has been one of the successes of the past two years,” she said. “There needs to be de-escalation to ensure this relative peace continues.”
“The UK reaffirms its readiness to work with Libya and all international partners on a constructive way forward, both on the ground in Libya and in the Council,” she concluded.
Recent violence in Tripoli & Misrata combined with protests earlier this month demonstrate the urgent need for delivery of a Libyan-led & owned, inclusive political process.
On the ground & at #UNSC, 🇬🇧 is ready to work with #Libya & all partners on a constructive way forward.
— UK at the UN 🇬🇧🇺🇳 (@UKUN_NewYork) July 25, 2022