The United Nations Support Mission in Libya welcomed the convening of a formal House of Representatives (HoR) session Monday in Sirte to deliberate on the vote of confidence on the cabinet list proposed by Prime Minister-elect Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, saying it was pleased with the significant number of HoR members participating in the session.
UNSMIL commended HoR Speaker Aqila Saleh and HoR members for convening a reunified session after many years of divisions and paralysis.
"This session is an important step towards meeting the long-standing aspiration of the Libyan people to reunify the country and all state institutions." The statement added.
UNSMIL also acknowledged the efforts of all stakeholders who made this meeting possible, especially the 5+5 Joint Military Commission, local authorities and notable social actors in Sirte, the leadership of the Government of National Accord, Khalifa Haftar's forces and the recently selected interim executive authority.
"This historic HoR session, and its deliberations on the vote of confidence, which aims at enabling the interim unified executive authority to assume office and work with all parties in Libya to address the pressing needs of the Libyan people, represents a critical step in unifying the country and preparing it to hold democratic national elections on 24 December 2021. This opportunity to open a new chapter for Libya should not be missed." UNSMIL explained.
In the meantime, the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) has suspended the session of granting confidence to the Government of National Unity (GNU) in Sirte, saying it will resume Tuesday after it has summoned Prime Minister-elect Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah for consultation.