The United Nations (UN) welcomed the taking of legal oath by the Government of National Unity (GNU) before the House of Representatives (HoR) on Monday.

The Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the UN, Stephane Dujarric, said in a press conference that this is a huge step forward for Libya, following the granting of confidence by the HoR to the new government last week.

He stated that the UN is prepared to support the new government in meeting the urgent needs of the Libyan people and to arrange for national elections on December 24, 2021, and fully implement the ceasefire agreement.