Germany, France, UK, and Italy threaten to sanction Libya dialogue spoilers

Germany, France, UK, and Italy threaten to sanction Libya dialogue spoilers

November 23, 2020 - 19:55
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom have threatened the obstructionists to UN-led Libyan dialogues with sanctions.

The four countries said in a joint statement Monday that they are ready to take measures against those who obstruct the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum and other tracks of the Berlin process, as well as those who continue to plunder state funds or commit human rights abuses and violations throughout the country.

France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom have welcomed the results of the first round of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum which took place in Tunis from 7 to 15 November based on UNSC resolution 2510 (2020) and the conclusions of the Berlin Conference on Libya, saying this is an important step to restore Libya’s sovereignty and the democratic legitimacy of its institutions, after agreement on a roadmap to national elections on December 24, 2021.

The statement said that the ongoing political efforts build upon the comprehensive ceasefire agreement concluded in Geneva on October 23 and progress within the Libyan Joint Military Commission (5+5).

It reiterated the countries’ call on the Libyan parties to fully implement the ceasefire agreement, commending the efforts made by the Libyan parties during their meetings in the Libyan towns of Ghadames, Sirte and Brega.

France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom also welcomed the widespread resumption of oil production and Libyan discussions on reforming security provision at oil installations.