UK, US Foreign Secretaries support elections in Libya under UN leadership
From London on Thursday, the US Secretary of State Rex Tellirson and his UK counterpart, Boris Johnson both reiterated full support for the UNSMIL and the UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, in their efforts to regain stability in Libya.
The UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said no harm in holding elections in Libya once the legal ground is set for the democratic event.
"Not too fast, with elections laws and with consensus among all Libyan parties on the constitution, if not, the Libyan Political Agreement must be amended." Johnson said in a joint presser with Tellirson on Thursday after the end of London meeting on Libya and North Korea.
He added that Libyans are in support of holding elections to see their country stable again and to break the political deadlock.
"Libya is our first front line for fighting terrorism and illegal immigration."
Meanwhile, Tellirson said the US fully supports Salame's efforts in Libya, adding that all solutions to the Libyan issue must be under the auspices of the UN.
"All of the attendees of the meeting shared the same support for the UN, calling for Libyan solution to the Libyan crisis."
He also stressed that the US is keen on avoiding having Libya become an epicenter for terrorists or the reemergence of IS militants.