Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Libya
The Secretary-General welcomes the calls for a ceasefire and an end to hostilities in Libya, which were announced in separate statements today by Prime Minister Fayez Al-Serraj and Speaker of the House of Representatives Aguila Saleh.
The Secretary-General hopes the calls for a ceasefire will be respected immediately by armed forces from both sides and that its implementation will be taken up quickly within the UN-facilitated 5+5 Joint Military Commission. He also welcomes the call for an end to the blockage of oil production.
The Secretary-General calls on all parties to engage constructively in an inclusive political process based on the Berlin Conference outcomes and UN Security Council resolution 2510 (2020).
Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General
New York, 21 August 2020