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Security Council press Statement on Libya

The members of the Security Council welcomed the arrival in Tripoli of members
of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord on 30 March
2016, led by Prime Minister Fayez Serraj.
The members of the Security Council noted that this was an important step
towards bringing stability to the country and bringing the political process back
on track to implement the Libyan Political Agreement signed in Skhirat on 17
December 2015, which was welcomed by Security Council resolution 2259
(2015).
The members of the Security Council encouraged the Presidency Council to
immediately begin its work in Tripoli to broaden the basis of its support and to
tackle Libyas political, security, humanitarian, economic and institutional
challenges, and to confront the rising threat of terrorism, and reiterated its call
on all parties in Libya to support efforts in this regard.
The members of the Security Council recalled the meeting of the Libyan Political
Dialogue on 10 March 2016 which reaffirmed its commitment to uphold the
Libyan Political Agreement, and reiterated their concern about activities which
could damage the integrity and unity of Libyan State financial institutions and
the National Oil Corporation. They also noted the Presidency Councils meetings
with the Governor of the Central Bank and Tripoli municipalities on 31 March
2016.
The members of the Security Council renewed their call in resolution 2259 (2015)
on Member States to cease support to and official contact with parallel
institutions that claim to be the legitimate authority but are outside of the Libyan
Political Agreement as specified by it.
The members of the Security Council emphasized the importance of continued
inclusiveness of the Libyan Political Agreement and renewed their strong call on
all parties in Libya to be part of and to engage constructively with the
Agreement, in good faith and with sustained political will. The members of the
Security Council called on all Libyans to unite in a spirit of reconciliation in
implementing the Libyan Political Agreement and to refrain from any action that
could undermine this important phase of Libyas democratic transition.
The members of the Security Council reiterated their grave concern about the
growing terrorist threat in Libya, in particular from groups proclaiming allegiance
to Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) and groups affiliated with Al
Qaeda, and called on the Government of National Accord to urgently focus on
combating this threat.
The members of the Security Council reiterated their support for the Special
Representative of the Secretary-General, Martin Kobler, and thanked the United
Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for their continued efforts in this
United Nations-facilitated, Libyan-led dialogue process and agreement and
encouraged its future efforts in this regard.
The members of the Security Council reaffirmed their strong commitment to the
sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Libya.

1 April 2016