Libya’s Presidential Council welcomes UNSC monitoring resolution

The Libyan Presidential Council welcomed a UN Security Council resolution, on Friday, that gave the green light for a UN mission to monitor last October’s historic ceasefire agreement in the country, according to a spokesperson’s statement.

The spokeswoman of the Presidential Council explained that the UN Security Council (UNSC) is in support of Libya’s interim executive authority which is authorized to govern the country until elections in December.

The spokeswoman indicated that the full implementation of the ceasefire agreement, including the withdrawal of all foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya, must be respected and supported.

The Uited Nations Security Council unanimously approved Friday the deployment of 60 ceasefire monitors to Libya.

The Security Council resolution that was passed on Friday also called on Libya’s Government of National Accord to prepare for free, fair and inclusive national elections in December, urging at the same time for the immediate removal of foreign forces and mercenaries from the country.

“Free, fair and credible elections will allow the Libyan people to elect a representative and unified government and reinforce the independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and national unity of Libya,” the resolution reads.

It also urged to ensure the full, equal and meaningful participation of women and the inclusion of youth in elections, calling for an elections legislation to be in place by July 01.


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