Joint Communique on Libya

We also support the complementary efforts of Libya’s neighbors and partners to promote national consensus and reconciliation and their efforts to address Libya’s humanitarian crisis. Specifically we commend and support the efforts of Libya’s neighboring states and the August 25 Cairo political initiative, the September 17 Madrid conclusions, the September 26 neighboring countries’ ministerial in New York, and the Algerian initiative to convene Libyan leaders and political forces to participate in a dialogue leading to national reconciliation in October.

There is no military solution to this conflict. We support the implementation of UNSCR 2174 to address threats to Libya’s peace and stability. We remind all parties of their obligations under international human rights law and international humanitarian law. Those responsible for violence and those who obstruct and undermine Libya's democratic transition must be held accountable.

We underscore the legitimacy of the House of Representatives as the sole legislative authority in Libya. Strongly committed to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, and national unity of Libya, we call on Libya’s interim government and all elected members of the House of Representatives to adopt inclusive policies that benefit all Libyans and thus form a government that represents all Libyans and meets the aspirations of the Libyan people for security, reconciliation, and prosperity.

We encourage the Constitutional Drafting Assembly to advance its efforts to draft a document that enshrines and protects the rights of all Libyans. Further, we encourage the international community to support Libya's elected institutions towards an inclusive political dialogue, reconciliation, and democratic transition, so that they can perform their duties in the interest of all citizens.

We reject any outside interference in Libya. The people of Libya fought to overthrow 42 years of dictatorship and we continue to support their effort to transform Libya into a secure, democratic, and prosperous state.

We agree to reconvene in 60 days in Madrid to discuss developments in this regard.

(Source: US State Dept)

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