SRSG Abdoulaye Bathily's Statement on Eid al-Fitr
On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, I would like to extend my heartfelt wishes to the Libyan people inside and outside the country.
I hope that the joy of Eid, after the blessed month of Ramadan, will strengthen solidarity for peace and national unity among the Libyan people.
On this occasion, I call upon all Libyans political actors, military and security leaders, notables, societal representatives, institutions and authorities to come together in a spirit of compromise for the sake of establishing a clear and unified pathway towards lasting peace, stability, and prosperity.
I also call on women and youth to seize the occasion of this celebration to renew their commitment to participate fully in the electoral process as a meaningful contribution to rebuilding peace, security, stability and prosperity in their motherland.
I renew my calls for the release of those arbitrarily detained all over Libya as a critical foundation for confidence-building and for establishing a comprehensive, rights-based reconciliation.
This is also an opportunity to encourage all stakeholders to rally behind the UN’s comprehensive approach to enable national elections this year.
The people of Libya are eager to turn the page of suffering and division, and open a new chapter of peace, stability and prosperity in their country. Let’s not fail them.