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Summary of Al-Sarraj’s speech in front of General Assembly

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LIBYAPROSPECT – London

The head of the Presidential Council (PC) of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, said in his speech to the UN General Assembly that the GNA understand the concerns regarding the matter of security, and are drafting programs that will help in increasing security in Libya. He also reassured the UN that Libya continues to condemn terrorism in all of its manifestations. He goes on to say that it cannot be linked to any particular faith or belief.

Al-Sarraj went on to pay his respects to those who “have martyred themselves to protect the homeland (Libya).” He requested of the Security Council to lift the arms embargo, so the Libyans could have sufficient weapons to fight off terrorism in the country. Al-Sarraj called for the assembling of an international conference under the patronage of the UN.

When talking about chemical weapons, Al-Sarraj said that Libya is, in fact, participating in the international efforts for chemical weapon disarmament, especially Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs), as part of respect for global peace and security. He welcomed the UN resolution 29-22 which aim to provide support to Libya to get rid of its reserves of chemical products.

Al-Sarraj concluded his speech to the UN by addressing the issue of peace in the Middle East. He said that peace in the Middle East region would not be possible as long as Israel continues to occupy Palestinian territories, as well as Israel continuing to mock UN resolutions from the international community. He finished off by demanding that the blockade on the Palestinian people to be lifted and for them to be protected.

Ultimately, Libya is proactive in the international effort to get rid of chemical weapon reserves as part of respect for global peace and international security.