The Security Council of the United Nations has called upon the newly elected interim executive authority in Libya to swiftly form an inclusive government and make the necessary preparations for presidential and parliamentary elections in December.

The Security Council added in a presidential statement described the election of the new executive authority by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) as an important milestone in the Libyan political process.

“The Council reaffirmed its strong commitment to the United Nations-facilitated, Libyan-led and Libyan-owned political process and to Libya’s sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity”. The statement explains.

It also called on all parties to implement the 23 October 2020 ceasefire agreement in full, urging all member states to respect and support its implementation, especially the points regarding the withdrawal of all foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya without any further delay.

The Security Council underscored the importance of a credible and effective Libyan-led “Ceasefire Monitoring Mechanism” under the auspices of the United Nations, welcoming the swift deployment of an advance team to Libya.