The UK Minister for Africa, Gillian Keegan, said that Britain does not take sides in Libya, adding that it will continue to work with Egypt and the international community to support a Libyan-led political process run by the United Nations to push Libya towards elections.

The British Minister added in a statement on Sunday that it is clear that the current political situation is unsustainable in the long term and will threaten any prospects for peace and stability in Libya and the region, saying that a comprehensive political dialogue that brings together all parties is the only way to end the current situation.

She also welcomed the appointment of Abdoulaye Bathily as Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, stressing that the UK will provide him with the necessary support in order to revitalize the political process, leading to free and fair parliamentary and presidential elections.