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International support for the Presidential Council

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The United States Foreign Secretary, John Kerry, welcomed the arrival of the Presidential Council (PC) of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli.

Kerry said, in a statement, Wednesday that “we welcome the arrival of the Presidential Council (PC) in Tripoli, we urge Libyans to support the Government of National Accord (GNA)”.

Kerry pointed that Libyans worked with support from the United States and its international partners to “achieve this moment since nearly two years. Unity government can now start its job to resolve all political, security, economic and humanitarian challenges facing Libya”.

Kerry renewed international calls for all public institutions to facilitate and support peaceful and ordeal transition in Tripoli.

On the other side, the Italian government expressed its consent for the arrival of the Presidential Council (PC) in Tripoli.

The Italian Foreign Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, said that the event is “important step forward to accomplish stability inside Libya”, pointing that “by determination of Fayez Al-Sarraj and the Presidential Council (PC), new developments is possible in Libya”.

Gentiloni expressed hope that “Libyans would provide full support and utmost cooperation for the Presidential Council (PC), and hope for security and financial institutions to enable immediate and peaceful power hand over”.

On its side, France pledged, Wednesday, its readiness to provide full support for the Presidential Council (PC). The French Foreign Secretary said that “I am very delightful for such move”, calling all Libyan institutions to support the new authority.

He added that “the Government of National Accord (GNA) can now depend on France’s full support to face challenges, most importantly fighting the Islamic State (IS)”.