Britain has said it will continue to recognize the National Unity Government as the driving force behind Libya’s elections and will not support the establishment of coalition governments or institutions.
The British embassy in Libya has strongly supported the Libyan-led and proprietary electoral process and the work of a special adviser to the UN Secretary-General, according to a statement posted on the social networking site Twitter. Stephanie Williams.
The statement added: “We must maintain and build on the progress made towards peace and stability through the Ceasefire Agreement 2020, and the roadmap of the Libyan Political Dialogue in Tunisia and the consequent United National Government led by Abdel Hamid Tabiba.”
The report renewed the UK’s continued recognition of the National Unity Government as the governing body for Libya, and did not support the establishment of parallel governments or institutions.
This comes after the country’s National Electoral Commission recommended postponing the scheduled presidential election to Friday, January 24.
On Friday, Stephanie Williams, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Libya, called on Libyans to work together to put aside differences and achieve democratic change in the country.
Williams also wrote a tweet on Twitter congratulating the Libyans on their 70th anniversary of independence, adding: “Let this be an opportunity to resolve divisions and improve preparations for holding elections that will lead to unity and stability.”
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