Progress Made in Geneva Talks

The rival factions participating in the United Nations-backed negotiations in Geneva have reportedly made progress, and have agreed to resume talks next week.

The full text of the announcement from the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is shown below:

Participants in the Libyan dialogue hosted by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) concluded two days of intensive discussions at the Palais des Nations in Geneva aimed at finding ways to end their country's political, security and institutional crisis. They expressed their unequivocal commitment to a united and democratic Libya governed by the rule of law and respect for human rights.

The talks were constructive and conducted in a positive atmosphere, and reflected the participants' sincere commitment to reach common ground.

The participants agreed after extensive deliberation on an agenda that includes reaching a political agreement to form a consensual national unity government and the necessary security arrangements to end the fighting and secure the phased withdrawal of armed groups from all Libyan cities to allow the State to assert its authority over the country's vital facilities.

The participants called on all the parties to cease hostilities to create a conducive environment for the dialogue.

The participants also discussed confidence building measures to safeguard the national unity of the country and to alleviate the suffering of the Libyan population. These include:

One Response to Progress Made in Geneva Talks

  1. Dr Satya P.Bindra 20th January 2015 at 6:30 pm #

    UNCSD Rio+20 Focal Point Libya supports all such dialogues, talks and initiatives to end country's political, security and institutional crisis. We also welcome appreciate and treat the outcome as expression of interest for unequivocal commitment to a united and democratic Libya governed by the rule of law and respect for human rights.

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