The EU High Representative's Special Envoy for Libya, Mr Bernardino Leon, met with Prime Minister Abdullah Al Thinni and various political figures from across the Libyan political spectrum, including Ahmad Maeteg, to discuss possible solutions and send a number of important messages:
- This is the worst crisis Libya has known since the war. Political forces should understand the anxiety of the Libyan people, who expect effective solutions for their daily concerns and problems.
Now is the time for all Libyan polítical actors and stakeholders to work democratically and inclusively, under the leadership of the Special Representative of the Secretary General, Tarek Mitri, and in close cooperation with the international community, on a polítical roadmap and enable peaceful early parliamentary elections.
- In the more immediate term, the urgency is to agree on a government with broad political support, which can ensure effective governance until the early parliamentary elections on 25 June, and subsequent formation of a new government. The EU calls on all parties to engage in serious negotiations and reach an inclusive political agreement.
- In addition to a roadmap for political governance, the restoration of the State and institutional stability, such an agreement must also address the security situation and terrorism, economic governance, energy, borders and migration.
- The fight against terrorism can only be carried out under the authority of the State and legitimate institutions. Terrorism is a threat mainly for the Libyans, but also for their neighbors and Europe. We must all work together in addressing the threat from terrorism.
At a moment of crisis as serious as this, all parties must compromise and show great generosity. This is what I ask of them.