The United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and France have jointly reaffirmed their support for the newly appointed U.N. Envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathily and for the U.N. mediation aimed at “producing a constitutional basis to enable free, fair, and inclusive presidential and parliamentary elections throughout Libya in the shortest possible time”.
The joint statement was released in subsequence to a meeting on Libya held between “senior officials” representing the five western powers on September 22 on the margins of the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
“The officials also discussed the importance of fulfilling Libyan aspirations for the transparent management of oil revenues and agreeing on a unified executive with a mandate focused on preparing for elections,” reads the statement.
“Participants strongly rejected any use of violence and reiterated their support for full implementation of the October 23, 2020 ceasefire agreement.”