The Ambassadors of the European Union (EU) and of the EU Member States to Libya have extended their heartfelt congratulations to the Libyan people on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, noting in a statement that Ramadan offers an opportunity to set aside differences and make progress in national reconciliation and unity, and thus asking the Libyan leaders to accept UN envoy Abdoulaye Bathily’s invitation to come together without any further delay, possibly during the holy month, to discuss and resolve all pending obstacles that prevent citizens from returning legitimacy to the institutions through national elections.

"May this month of blessings bring joy and prosperity to all Libyans and all Muslim across the region in these trying times. At the beginning of this time of peace, forgiveness and tolerance, we call on all parties to act in the spirit of the holy month and, in a gesture of goodwill, release all people who are arbitrarily detained." The EU explained.

The EU's statement indicated that many security and economic challenges increasingly afflict the daily lives of citizens and across the country, appealing to Libyan leaders to urgently agree the necessary reforms needed to preserve stability and the economy, so that Libyans can celebrate free from fear and suffering.

"We wish all Libyan men and women a rewarding and peaceful month of Ramadan, in the hope that it moves all leaders past their differences to build a unified, sovereign, democratic and prosperous Libya together." The statement adds.