The Co-chairs of the Political Working Group of the International Follow-up Committee on Libya (Algeria, Germany, League of Arab States and United Nations) held a virtual meeting Tuesday in which they took stock of the unfolding developments in Libya and discussed how best to support the political process and keep it on track, emphasizing the importance of maintaining calm and stability on the ground and the imperative to rebuild consensus among Libya’s political actors.

UNSMIL reported that the co-chairs expressed their full support to the efforts of the Special Advisor of the Secretary-General of the United Nations on Libya, Stephanie Williams, to resolve the current stalemate through dialogue and her initiative to convene a meeting of the joint committee of the House of Representatives and the High Council of State to agree on a constitutional and legal framework for the elections.

They also reiterated that free, fair, inclusive and credible elections are the only solution to the recurring political crises in Libya, stressing the importance of sustained progress on the economic and security tracks of the intra-Libyan dialogue.