15 February 2016 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, welcomes the announcement by the Presidency Council regarding the formation of the Government of National Accord. He congratulates the Presidency Council on this major breakthrough which promises a new beginning for Libya.
SRSG Martin Kobler calls on all members of the House of Representatives (HoR) under its speaker Mr. Agila Saleh, to assume their responsibilities under the terms of the Libyan Political Agreement and to do what is right for Libya and its people by endorsing the proposed Government of National Accord. “It’s now their responsibility to save their country from the scourge of further conflict and destruction. This is an historic opportunity for peace that should not be missed,” he said.
Martin Kobler stressed that the Libyan people will be looking to the new Government of National Accord to move with authority and determination to re-unite state institutions, and restore stability and security across Libya. He called on the Libyan people and all relevant political and security actors to wholeheartedly embrace the new government and give it a chance to govern.