The United Nations special envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, has suggested, in Rome international conference on Libya, to issue a “immediate, strong, supportive” Security Council resolution to give legitimacy to the Government of National Accord (GNA) after the political agreement is signed.
Kobler asserted during participation in Rome conference the importance of enabling the Government of National Accord to work safely in Tripoli, he said in tweets through his official account.
He identified the fight against Islamic State group, IS, and its affiliates, led by Libyans themselves as the most important, as an urgent matter ahead of the government.
“Conflict in Benghazi needs to be prioritized, as it deserves particular attention” he tweeted. Kobler also called all member states to support the government with immediate delivery of humanitarian assistance and development programs.
Kobler reiterated that concerns of whom feel marginalized must be dealt with by the government. Doors will always be open to who still oppose the agreement, he added.
“I will equally pay particular attention to the situation in Southern Libya & to the relations with Libya’s southern neighbors” Kobler stated.
Rome hosted an international conference, 17 countries in addition to European Union, African Union, Arab League, and the United Nations participated in, to bring together Libyan rivals to sign the UN-mediated political agreement.