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UN calls member states to contact GNA only

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United Nations Security Council reiterated its commitment to support the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya, and called all member states to cease any official contacts with parallel institutions working outside the political agreement that was signed on 17th December.

Security Council welcomed, in a statement issued Monday, the meeting of the Libyan Political Dialogue of 10 March 2016, which reaffirmed its commitment to uphold the Libyan Political Agreement.

The statement called the House of Representatives (HoR) to hold up to their responsibilities in implementing all relevant provisions stated in the political agreement. And called the Presidential Council (PC) to take steps to rapidly start working from the capital, Tripoli, in accordance with the security arrangements in the Agreement.

The members of the Security Council called on the Government of National Accord (GNA) to finalize interim security arrangements necessary for stabilizing Libya, and in that regard, called upon Member States to respond urgently to requests from it for assistance. Security Council called all UN member states to end all official communications with parallel institutions claiming legitimacy and working outside the political agreement framework.

The Security Council reiterated their concern about the growing terrorist threat in Libya, in particular from groups proclaiming allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) and groups affiliated with Al-Qaida.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Libya.

The statement commended efforts carried out by the UN special envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, and the UN special mission.