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Special Envoy Ján Kubiš hails swearing-in of Government of National Unity as important step towards a unified, democratic and sovereign Libya

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Special Envoy Ján Kubiš hails swearing-in of Government of National Unity as important step towards a unified, democratic and sovereign Libya

Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ján Kubiš, welcomes the swearing-in of the Government of National Unity (GNU) today before the House representatives (HoR), during its session in Tobruk.

The Special Envoy congratulates Prime Minister Abdlehamid AlDabaiba and his cabinet as well as the new Presidency Council and encourages them to quickly tackle the many challenges facing the Libyan people, to improve living conditions and basic services and to prepare the country for the holding of inclusive national elections on 24 December 2021. He congratulates the CoR, its leaders and the members who have once again come together in unity and demonstrated their constitutional responsibility for the benefit of their people and of their country.

Special Envoy Kubiš takes this opportunity to congratulate the former President of the Council of the Presidency of the Government of National Accord, Mr. Fayez Serraj, for his leadership, his political acumen and his concern to ensure a swift and smooth transition power.

Today’s swearing-in session illustrates the desire and determination of Libyans to overcome their difference, to work for a better future for all, to walk together towards unity, national reconciliation, transitional justice, the ” equality and the empowerment of women and young people, and towards the building of a union, sovereign, independent and democratic State, governed by the rule of law and respect for equal human rights for all.

UNSMIL and its international partners stand firmly ready to continue providing all necessary support to the Libyan people and Libyan institutions.

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