The UN Secretary General’s Spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said Antonio Guterres was following with concern the demonstrations that were held in several cities in Libya, including Tripoli, Tobruk and Benghazi, on 01 July.
Recognizing the right to demonstrate peacefully, Guterres called on all protestors to avoid acts of violence and on the security forces to exercise utmost restraint.
Dujarric said that the Secretary General calls on all actors to refrain from any actions that could undermine stability, urging Libyan actors to come together to overcome the continued political deadlock, which is deepening divisions and negatively impacting the country’s economy.
He added that the United Nations and the Secretary General’s Special Advisor on Libya, Stephanie Williams, are available to provide good offices and mediation between parties to chart a way out of the political deadlock through the organization of elections based on a firm constitutional framework as soon as possible.
“The recent meetings in Cairo and Geneva under UN auspices have achieved considerable progress, which should be built upon.” Dujarric added.