Libya's Ambassador to the UN, Taher Al-Sunni, has called on the international community to build on the momentum generated recently to help Libya out of its crisis, thus achieving Libyan's aspiration to build a state of institutions and law.
In a speech before the Security Council, Al-Sunni called for all countries to redouble their commitment to the Berlin Conference outcomes and support efforts for the full implementation of the ceasefire agreement and the 5 + 5 Joint Military Committee, especially the withdrawal of all foreign forces and mercenaries.
Al-Sunni stressed the importance for the UN monitoring team to work within the framework of the Military Commission and its outputs by maintaining its civilian form and not becoming a military force on the ground.
Welcoming the UN mission role in following up on the legal committee work emanating from the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, Al-Sunni expressed support for the mission's call to hold a forum in the coming days to discuss the constitutional basis for the presidential and parliamentary elections next December.
In this context, he called on the UN to expedite the dispatch of a needs assessment team to support the High National Electoral Commission, allowing it to carry out the elections successfully and transparently in all Libyan cities.
He also addressed Libya's frozen assets and criticized some countries which are taking advantage of the situation by attempting to seize them without referring to the Libyan state, as he put it.
Al-Sunni warned that the Libyan government would prosecute those countries if they continue this approach, calling for amendments to the penal system in a manner that enables the Libyan Investment Corporation to manage these Funds without unfreezing them now.