P3+3: There can be no Military Solution in Libya

The governments of Egypt, France, Italy, the UAE, the UK and the US have given a statement on the ongoing hostilities in Tripoli and the situation in Libya:

The governments of Egypt, France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America reiterate their deep concern about ongoing hostilities in Tripoli, call for an immediate de-escalation and halt to the current fighting, and urge the prompt return to the UN-mediated political process. There can be no military solution in Libya. Persistent violence has claimed nearly 1,100 lives, displaced more than 100,000, and fueled a growing humanitarian emergency. The ongoing confrontation has threatened to destabilize Libya’s energy sector, and exacerbated the tragedy of human migration in the Mediterranean.

“We note our deep concerns about the ongoing attempts by terrorist groups to exploit the security vacuum in the country, call on all parties to the Tripoli conflict to dissociate themselves from all such terrorists and individuals designated by the UN Sanctions Committee and renew our commitment to see those responsible for further instability held accountable.

“We fully support the leadership of UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General Ghassan Salamé as he works to stabilize the situation in Tripoli, to restore confidence in order to achieve a cessation of hostilities, expand his engagement throughout Libya, promote inclusive dialogue, and create the conditions for the resumption of the UN political process. We need to re-energize UN mediation, which aims to promote a transitional government representing all Libyans, prepare for credible parliamentary and presidential elections, enable a fair allocation of resources, and advance the reunification of the Central Bank of Libya and other Libyan sovereign institutions.

“We also call on all UN member states to fully respect their obligations to contribute to Libya’s peace and stability, prevent destabilizing arms shipments, and safeguard Libya’s oil resources in accordance with Security Council resolutions 2259 (2015), 2278 (2016), 2362 (2017), and 2473 (2019). Finally, we remind all Libyan parties and institutions of their responsibility to protect civilians, safeguard civilian infrastructure, and facilitate access to humanitarian supplies.

(Source: UK FCO)

One Response to P3+3: There can be no Military Solution in Libya

  1. Capt. Ingo Freudenberg July 31, 2019 at 3:23 pm #

    The five permanent member of the “Security Council” making continuouslly loud speeks
    about the future of Libya, but mostly, acting different, mainly in their own interest, only.

    We find also Arab states, they also playing on the Libyan ground, like Egypt, Saudi, UAE, etc.
    Turkey too!!!.

    Spec. France is trying to getting more influence into Libya – to push the Italian, if possible,
    into the sideline.

    During the uprising 2011 in Benghazi, the President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy
    and the Prime Minister of UK, David Cameron, promissed the Libyan people with their speeches in Benghazy on the 15.09.2011 “WE WILL SUPPORT AND HELP YOU, TO BRING DEMOCRATY AND FREEDOM to
    L I B Y A and the LIBYAN PEOPLE

    IS DEMOCRATY SOMETHING TO EAT???

    LIB YA IS A REACH COUNTRY
    WHAT THE LIBYAN WANT-NEED???

    The LIBYAN PEOPLE WANT SAFETY & SECUTITY
    THE LIBYAN PEOPLE WANT JOBS
    and earn enough money to have a family
    and injoy FREEDOM
    THE LIBYAN PEOPLE WANT A GOOD HEALTH SYSTEM
    Etc. Etc. Etc.

    WHERE LIBYA IS STANDING TDAY, abt. 8 years later?????????????????
    The foreigners brought disasters to Libya and the Libyans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    AND I SEE AT THE MOMENT NO LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I FEEL VERY SORRY FOR THE LIBYANS & LIBYA.

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