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Philip Hammond: UK supports Libyan Government of National Accord

The Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, has expressed the UK’s support for the Libyan Government of National Accord.

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Following a discussion with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

The Government of National Accord (GNA) is the only legitimate government in Libya, endorsed unanimously by the UN Security Council. The GNA needs to start work in Tripoli as soon as the security situation allows. It must take control of security forces and financial institutions to deliver the peace and stability that the Libyan people deserve. I have today assured Prime Minister Fayez Serraj of the UK’s full support.

Libya is facing a series of difficult challenges, including the fight against Daesh, people traffickers and restoring vital public services. The UK and the international community stand ready to help the GNA.

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Published 19 March 2016