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Meeting of the Special Envoys for Libya in Paris

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Special Envoys call for the formation of a fully representative and inclusive Government and the withdrawal of militias from cities and airports throughout Libya.

The Special Envoys for Libya (from the African Union, the Arab League, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States) met in Paris on 30 October with the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (UNSRSG), Bernardino León.

The Special Envoys expressed their full support for the mediation led by the UNSRSG in pursuit of a dialogue which will enable the normal functioning of the legitimate House of Representatives with the full participation of its members, the formation of a fully representative and inclusive Government and the withdrawal of militias from cities and airports throughout Libya. They reaffirmed that there is no military solution to the current situation in Libya.

They condemned the violence that has occurred since the call for a ceasefire in Ghadames. They commended those on both sides participating in the dialogue and hoped to see full and constructive participation from both delegations.

They called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in all parts of the country to allow the immediate resumption of humanitarian assistance. They affirmed that those who undermine this process will be sanctioned within the framework of UNSC resolution 2174.

They welcomed the readiness of the UNSRSG to convene a new round of discussions soon and urged the parties to remove all obstacles to such discussions.

They declared that the efforts of all international partners should support the UN-led mediation. They rejected any outside interference in Libya.

They also stressed deep concern over the terrorist threat that is proliferating in the current political situation, which can only be defeated by a strong and united Libyan State.

The Special Envoys agreed to continue coordinating their efforts through a mechanism in support of the UN-led mediation.

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