Germany, France, the United States of America, Italy and the United Kingdom welcome the vote of confidence granted by the overwhelming majority of the members of the House of Representatives meeting in Sirte from March 8-10 to the government formed by the Prime Minister. The designee is Mr. Abdul Hamid Dabaiba, who will act as the interim government of national unity.
We commend the Libyan people for their determination to restore the unity of their country. We congratulate all Libyan actors for facilitating the vote of this institution that represents the voice of the Libyan people and for their constructive participation in it.
This achievement is considered an essential step towards unifying the Libyan institutions and finding a comprehensive political solution to the crisis that has tested Libya and its people. Through the Berlin Process, we will continue, with our partners, to support the Libyan people and the efforts of the United Nations.
We welcome the statement issued by Prime Minister Al-Sarraj in which he welcomed the House of Representatives vote and declared his readiness to hand over power, and we now ask all existing Libyan authorities and actors to show the same spirit of responsibility. And to ensure the constructive and regular transfer of all powers and responsibilities to the Interim Government of National Unity. The main task of the new transitional executive authority is to organize free and fair presidential and parliamentary elections on December 24, 2021, and then to ensure the transfer of power to the democratically elected leaders in Libya, for the full implementation of the ceasefire agreement of October 23, 2020, to start a national reconciliation process and meet the needs Basic of the Libyan people.
France, Germany, the United States of America, Italy and the United Kingdom welcome the withdrawal of foreign and mercenary forces from the area surrounding the Ghardabiya airport, allowing representatives of the House of Representatives to safely participate in the parliamentary session in Sirte and pay tribute to the joint army. The 5 + 5 committee for the procedure that made this possible. It is important that this development constitutes an irreversible step towards the full implementation of the ceasefire agreement of 23 October 2020, including the withdrawal of all mercenaries and foreign fighters from Libya.
We express our gratitude to the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General to Libya, Jan Kubisch, for their tireless efforts to achieve stability in Libya and ensure stability and prosperity for his people.
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