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Foreign Secretary welcomes signing of Libyan Political Agreement

Philip Hammond welcomes signing of Libyan Political Agreement to establish a Government of National Accord.

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Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has welcomed the signature of the Libyan Political Agreement by a majority of the Libyan negotiating parties at a ceremony in Skhirat, Morocco today. The Agreement is the culmination of over a year of complex negotiations between the various Libyan parties, facilitated by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Martin Kobler.

Commenting on the agreement, the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

This is a positive step for Libya and I commend those who have worked together to seek consensus in the interests of all the Libyan people.

To ensure a lasting peace in Libya, all parties must maintain this momentum to create a Government of National Accord based in Tripoli. I also urge those who have not yet signed, to support this agreement.

The UK Government stands ready to work to help deliver a stable and prosperous future for all Libyan citizens, and to tackle the threat from Daesh and criminal gangs who have contributed to the migration crisis in the Mediterranean.

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Published 17 December 2015