UNSMIL Welcomes De-escalation Efforts in Western Libya, Reiterates Call for Calm
31 October 2015 - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is following the efforts towards de-escalation made in the western region of Libya after the crash of a helicopter several days ago.
The Mission highly appreciates the efforts towards defusing tensions made by the people and officials in the cities of Rajban, Zintan, Misrata, Sebratha and Assabaa with Warshafana and Zawiya. UNSMIL considers these efforts a good example of the ability of the Libyans to make peace among each other and their determination to end the fighting.
This strengthens the dialogue efforts towards reaching agreement, which will no doubt ensure the unity and independence of Libya and allow the Libyans through a national unity government that represents them to bring peace and stability to the country.
UNSMIL reiterates its call on the parties to exercise maximum restraint and refrain from any action that would further escalate tensions.