EU reaffirms support for UN initiative and calls for non-violence

EU reaffirms support for UN initiative and calls for non-violence

March 05, 2022 - 11:26
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The EU has reiterated its support for the UN initiative, represented by the Special Adviser on Libya, Stephanie Williams, and the UN mission, calling for refraining from violence and restraint.

In a statement Friday, the block said it joins the Secretary-General of the UN Antonio Guterres in his call on the political actors in Libya to refrain from taking measures that would deepen divisions and undermine the stability achieved since the signing of the ceasefire agreement in October 2020.

It urged all parties to resume the "Libyan-led and owned" political process under the auspices of the United Nations, stressing the need to achieve the aspirations of more than 2.8 million Libyan citizens who have registered to vote and choose their leaders through credible, transparent, and inclusive elections.

Williams addressed the House of Representatives (HoR) and the High Council of State (HCS) on a proposal to form a joint committee consisting of 12 members between them that aim to establish a consensual constitutional basis for the elections.

According to Williams' proposal, the committee, which consists of six members of Parliament and the same from the HCS, would meet in mid-March to work towards establishing the constitutional rule within a period of two weeks.