Mr. El Bereir, congratulated the participants on the outcome of the workshop and emphasized the need to implement its recommendations, including the formation of joint national-UNODC technical drafting team to incorporate the proposed amendments and solicit the views of a wider range of stakeholders.
Mr. Nori Abdalaattee, Head of the International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Justice, expressed Libya's gratitude for the support provided by UNODC specifically and the UN at large, referring to the historical role of the UN in Libya.
Mr. Abdalaatee expressed the commitment of the Ministry to the success of the partnership with UNODC within the framework of Libya's priorities and sovereignty. Furthermore, he committed to expedite the recommendations of the workshop to streamline the next phase of the process.
“Criminal justice reform is a critical issue and despite all the challenges Libya is facing in this historical juncture, I am pleased to see such a key topic is being addressed” said Ms. Maria Do Valle Ribeiro, Deputy Special Representative of UN Secretary General (DSRSG) to Libya and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator.
While acknowledging the presence of high level officials from relevant Libyan institutions and women participation, the DSRSG expressed hope that future forums of this kind could take place in Libya in the nearest future. Ms. Ribeiro emphasized the willingness of the whole UN system to continue to support Libya.