High Council of State welcomes UNSC call for Libya elections on time

Libya’s High Council of State has welcomed the UN Security Council Resolution 2570, which calls for timely presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya scheduled for December 24 this year.

The UN Security Council unanimously called on the interim Libyan Government of National Unity to undertake the necessary preparatory work for holding free presidential and parliamentary elections on December 24 as approved by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum.

The High Council of State also urged the House of Representatives to commit to working together to complete the necessary legal entitlements to hold the electoral process on time, referring to the need to have a constitutional basis for elections.

The High Council of State called on all UN member states to support the implementation of the ceasefire agreement, including the withdrawal of all foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya, and support the work of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission.

On Friday, the UN Security Council unanimously approved Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ recent proposal for up to 60 monitors to join an existing political mission in Libya.

“The monitors would arrive in an incremental deployment once conditions allow,” according to the council’s British-drafted resolution.

The Security Council also urged all foreign forces and mercenaries to get out of the country, as was supposed to happen months ago.


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