The Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives (HoR) has called on the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, and the Security Council as a whole to confirm the commitment of the UN envoy, Abdoulaye Bathily, to the tasks of his position as an envoy who works to facilitate the inter-Libyan dialogue, and to present positive proposals instead of the series of "irresponsible" media statements.
The HoR Foreign Affairs Committee said that the UN mission's prejudiced position against the HoR "goes beyond the important Libyan consensus to unify the executive authority and pave the way for holding elections in this difficult period," reaffirming that the two main parties in the political dialogue are the HoR and the High Council of State, adding that "what is agreed upon by the two chambers must be respected."
"UNSMIL has no right of trusteeship over the Libyan people and cannot involve other parties in the political scene, which will complicate it. We denounce the statement of the United Nations mission regarding the agreement of the HoR and HCS on the roadmap for choosing a new government to pave the way for elections." It said.
The Committee reaffirmed that what was issued by UNSMIL was considered a violation by the UN envoy of his powers and that the mandate of the Mission was limited to providing advice if requested, facilitating meetings of the Libyan parties and providing the required logistical support.
It also indicated that the description of the consensus that was achieved between the two chambers as a unilateral action is "a misleading and malicious description of the great efforts made by the two councils to resolve the current problem regarding the unification of the executive authority, and that the mission lacks a correct understanding of the course of events."
UNSMIL warned earlier against any unilateral measures or an attempt to undermine the aspirations of the Libyans to hold national elections, in reference to the decision of the HoR to adopt the roadmap in the executive track.