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Kobler: Libya has got opportunity to end the crisis


The UN envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, met the chief of the General National Congress (GNC), Nuri Abusahmain, and he talked about the near future implementations after the long time efforts to come the results of the Libyan dialogues, which was crowned by the signature of the agreement in Skhirat on 17th December.

Kobler said in Tripoli “I would like to extend my most sincere and heartfelt wishes to the Libyan people on New Year 2016. May it be a year of peace, hope and prosperity for Libya”.

According to UNSMIL website, Kobler described the Last year’s hard work, which was ended “with the signature of the Libyan Political Agreement, a ray of hope has finally appeared on the horizon”.

“There is no doubt that the year ahead will be one filled with hard work, but it will also be a year of opportunity. An opportunity for Libya to rediscover peace in unity, with a single unity Government and a single set of legitimate institutions” he added.

Kobler said that “the country has now got an opportunity to put an end to the crisis. An opportunity to restart Libya’s transition towards a democratic state based on the principles of peace, prosperity, freedom and human rights for all. An opportunity for all to unite in support of the Government of National Accord that will work hard to build a strong, united and prosperous Libya”.

Kobler called on all peace-loving Libyans “to embrace the Libyan Political Agreement and to support the Government of National Accord”.

He also repeated that the “door remains wide open for all those who may still wish to join the overwhelming majority of those who have already done so”.

Kobler also said “I remain adamant that this process be exclusively Libyan-led and Libyan-owned. The United Nations, supported by the international community, will continue to facilitate it, offering support to Libya on its quest for peace and national reconciliation”.