Statement by the Co-Chairs (Algeria / Germany / League of Arab States / UNSMIL) of the Political Working Group of the International Follow-up Committee on Libya
The Political Working Group (PWG) of the International Follow-up Committee on Libya (IFCL) held a meeting on 25 February 2021 to review the progress achieved by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum and the efforts of the unified interim executive authority, and to consider how participants of the Berlin process can further support these efforts.
Members of the Group were briefed by the President of the Presidency Council-designate, Mr. Mohamed Al-Menfi, and Prime Minister-designate, Mr. Abdalhamid AlDabaiba.
Following the meeting, the Co-Chairs of the Political Working Group:
- Welcomed the work of the LPDF and its achievement in electing on 5 February 2021 a new interim unified executive authority, and recalled the continuing role and relevant responsibilities of the LPDF as outlined in the Roadmap it adopted for the Preparatory Phase of a Comprehensive Solution
- Commended the statements made by President designate Mohamed Al-Menfi and Prime Minister designate Mr. Abdalhamid AlDabaiba and their commitment to forming an inclusive national unity cabinet reflecting the political, social and geographical diversity of Libya, including youth, cultural components and women; further welcomed their priorities for the limited mandate period of the new interim executive authority, including their determination to hold national elections on 24 December 2021 in accordance with the LPDF’s Roadmap;
- Took note of the Prime Minister designate’s determination to present his cabinet before the House of Representatives (HoR) as soon as possible for its consideration; and called upon the HoR to swiftly convene a formal session with a view to holding a vote of confidence on the proposed cabinet.
- With a view to upholding the election date on 24 December, emphasized the importance of all the relevant institutions finalizing the necessary constitutional and legal framework for the holding of the elections in line with their responsibilities as set out in the Roadmap;
- Recognized the important role of neighboring countries and regional organizations, and the importance of harmonized, coordinated and strengthened international efforts, to facilitate the implementation of the Roadmap and to enable Libya to successfully complete its transition free from all forms of military intervention or external interference
- Emphasized the interdependence of the political, security, economic and human rights / international humanitarian law tracks, and noted that progress on the political track can contribute to further consolidating the implementation of the ceasefire agreement and to improving economic governance and the equitable usage of available revenues and resources.