Priority for Libya is a unity government, says Minister

Libya/signature of agreement negotiated under the aegis of the United Nations – Statement by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paris, 17 December 2015

I welcome the signature of the Libyan political agreement in Morocco today, thanks to the diplomatic efforts conducted over the past year under the aegis of the United Nations.

The priority must now be to implement it and form a national unity government around Mr Fayez al-Sarraj, who will have to take office in Tripoli as soon as possible. This is the condition for driving back the terrorism and trafficking that threaten the security of the region and of Europe.

Along with its European Union partners and the international community, France is determined to support the new Libyan authorities’ efforts to this end./.

Libya/ministerial conference in Rome – Statement by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paris, 14 December 2015

I pay tribute to the ministerial conference on Libya that took place in Rome on 13 December.

Like the international community, France supports the immediate signing by both parliaments on 16 December in Skhirat of the agreement concluded between the Libyan parties under the auspices of the United Nations. There is now an urgent need to form a national unity government capable of taking immediate action to ensure the country’s security with the support of the international community.

We have now reached a decisive stage in which a return to stability is within reach. Those who try to obstruct the agreement will be held accountable before the Libyan people and before the international community./.

More information on the Rome conference

Published on 06/04/2016

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