Britain calls on Libya to face challenges in preventing elections in December
Cairo – Middle Gate Monday 24 January 2022, 10:55 p.m.
Britain has called for challenges to prevent Libya from holding elections on December 24, 2021, and stressed its support for the United Nations’ task of integrating politics and the economy in Libya to maintain the momentum gained around the process. And military bases supporting Libya’s stability and unity.
During the meeting on Libya on Monday, the British Deputy Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador James Kariyuki, addressed the UN. The statement to the Security Council was released by the United Kingdom Embassy on the United Nations website.
In his speech, Kariuki said: “Libya is at a critical juncture. The delay in the elections scheduled for last December is disappointing. We must maintain momentum.”
Elections will be an important step in Libya’s political process
Kariyuki also stressed that “free, fair and successful inclusive elections in the Libyan political process will be an important step in this process” because “the Libyan people have made clear their aspirations as to who governs them.”
Britain’s Representative: The election delay in Libya is disappointing and the pace must be restored
In his speech, the British envoy described the continuing delays and uncertainties in Libya and the need to “face the challenges that prevented the holding of elections in December”. Support the work of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya to unite political tracks. “Security, security and economic support for Libya’s stability, sovereignty and national unity.”
The political process in Libya is neither static nor inclusive
“Her country continues to call for full, equal and meaningful inclusion of women and youth in the peace process and in the broader political process,” she said, noting that “almost one million of the 2.8 million registered voters are women.” All but two of the 98 people who registered to run in the presidential election scheduled for last December were women.
“A process that represents only half of the population is not static or inclusive,” Kariyuki said, emphasizing that “women can participate as candidates and voters without fear of retaliation or intimidation.” Despite these challenges, come forward to represent their communities.
Britain calls for immediate withdrawal of foreign troops and mercenaries from Libya
The British diplomat further stressed that “the immediate withdrawal of all foreign troops and mercenaries from Libya by international actors is more important than ever,” and suggested support for the implementation of the “5 + 5” Joint Military Commission Action as an important start. Action in this regard.
He urged the Deputy British Representative to the United Nations to make further progress on the monitoring and verification program for the presence and withdrawal of all foreign troops and mercenaries in Libya. We want to create a more peaceful and stable future for the Libyan people.
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