The UN Security Council expressed grave concern over the impact of the Libyan conflict on neighboring countries, particularly in the Sahel.
In a presidential statement on Tuesday, the Security Council encouraged further international support and regional cooperation to tackle the illicit transfer, accumulation and misuse of weapons and the flow of armed groups and mercenaries.
It urged the international community to cooperate and coordinate with Libya and its neighboring countries in the Sahel region to end instability.
The Security Council recalled the importance of political dialogue and consensus-building among all stakeholders to achieve sustainable reconciliation and stressed that good governance is critical for long-term peace and stability in West Africa and the Sahel.
It commended the recent democratic transition in Niger and reconciliation efforts in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Togo. It further commended national efforts to grow the number of women in senior government positions.