Acting SRSG Stephanie Williams Statement on the tragic passing of H.E Dr Mahmoud Jibril
TRIPOLI, 05 April , 2020 - The Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Stephanie Williams joins Libyans in mourning the passing earlier today of leading Libyan politician H.E Dr Mahmoud Jibril in Egypt after a battle with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
Dr. Jibril, 67, devoted his life to his country and is remembered for his leadership of the executive office of the National Transitional Council and tenure as Interim Prime Minister following the 17 February revolution. To his great credit, he established the National Forces Alliance in 2012 in advance of the General National Congress elections. Dr. Jibril was particularly dedicated to building civil society and promoting the inclusion of women and young Libyans in politics. Dr. Jibril was a friend and mentor to many and participated most recently in the UN-facilitated Political Dialogue Forum. He will be greatly missed.
Acting SRSG Williams extends her deepest condolences to Dr Jibril’s family and the people of Libya.