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Western powers renew their commitment to support GNA

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The governments of Franc, Germany, Italy, and United Kingdom, as well as United Nations and the European Union, announced their commitment to closely work with the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya, as the only legitimate government, they regarded the political accord as the only legitimate framework for bringing an end to Libya’s political crisis and military conflict.

The Ministers and the High Representative confirmed that individuals on both sides who undermine the political process, the establishment of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the implementation of the Skhirat agreement, may face sanctions.

They pledged, in a statement Sunday, their readiness to support and help the government to facilitate peaceful transition of power, as soon as possible.

They welcomed the statement of the members of the Libyan Political Dialogue, gathered in Tunisia on the 10th and on the 11th of March 2016, and expressed full support to the Government of National Accord (GNA), as proposed by the Presidency Council (PC).

They pledged to provide full support for the efforts of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya and of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Martin Kobler.

The statement called the Presidential Council and the unity government to intensify their efforts to take up their authorities to meet the demands of the Libyan people.

“The political accord urged all political bodies, including financial institutions to facilitate peaceful handover of power as soon as possible. The GNA must swiftly assume its rightful role in assuring sole oversight of all the economic and financial institutions in Tripoli”, the statement said.

Political unity and an inclusive and functioning government is the only way to put an end to the instability that has fuelled the development of terrorism in Libya.

The Ministers and the High Representatives call on all Libyan parties and the Libyan People to act responsibly at this decisive time for the future of their country by providing full support to the GNA and its installation in Tripoli.