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Rome conference participants issue joint statement

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The participants of Rome international conference on Libya have pledged support of the Government of National Accord (GNA) that became closer after Libyan rivals promised to sign the political agreement on 16th of December, joint statement said.

Twenty-one countries and international organizations had convened in Rome to push the political agreement and solution in Libya.

“We stand ready to support the implementation of the political agreement and underline our firm commitment to providing the Government of National Accord with full political backing and technical, economic, security and counter-terrorism assistance, as requested”, the statement said on Sunday.

The statement demonstrated promise to cease official contacts with individuals claiming to be part of institutions which are not validated by the Libya Political Agreement and support for Libya’s national economic institutions, including the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), the National Oil Corporation (NOC), and the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA).

Algeria, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Russia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, the European Union, the United Nations, the League of Arab States, and the African Union have all joined the statement.

The signing countries and organizations recalled tasks ahead of the government to fight Islamic State group (IS) and other criminal groups inside Libya. It called for all Libyan parties to accept cease fire and promised to present humanitarian assistance for those in need.

The statement refused interference in Libya’s affairs and confirmed standing behind Libyans until they reach Libya they dreamt of, while reiterating full support for the implementation of UNSCR 2213 and other relevant resolutions to address threats to Libya’s peace, security, and stability.

The statement also commended the efforts by the neighboring countries, the African Union, the League of Arab States, and the European Union.