Misrata municipality said on Saturday it supports the announcement of unity government by UN Mission chief Bernardino Leon.

In a statement, the municipal council pointed out that the government meets the aspirations of all parties as it is entirely devoid of putschists, political extremists, and remnants of the former regime. It is also away from narrow partisan interests, it says.

The statement called on the GNC, Salvation Government, civil societies and political parties to support the unity government and stand by it to fight terrorism and bring security and stability back to Libya, according to the statement.