05 June 2015 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announces that the next round of Libyan political dialogue sessions in Skhirat, Morocco, will commence on 08 June 2015.
The Mission has received thousands of messages from Libyans gravely concerned about the deteriorating conditions in their country, demanding the swift resumption of the dialogue talks and expressing hope that the Libyan political actors would seize the opportunity and expedite the dialogue process in order to quickly conclude a political agreement that will bring an end to the conflict in Libya.
UNSMIL commends the efforts of the parties which have given their remarks on the draft political agreement in recent days.
UNSMIL also commends the recent decision by the GNC in Tripoli to participate in the next round of dialogue.
The meeting in Skhirat will discuss a new draft of the political agreement based on the latest input of the parties.
UNSMIL is of the firm conviction that this round will be decisive. The Mission urges the Libyan stakeholders to engage in the forthcoming discussions in a spirit of reconciliation and compromise, as well as a determination to reach a political agreement to bring peace and stability to Libya.
At this critical juncture of the political dialogue process, UNSMIL calls on all parties in Libya to shoulder their historic responsibilities to uphold their country’s higher national interest, and reminds them that there can be no military solution to the current conflict in Libya, and there is no other solution outside the political framework.