Kuwait affirms support for UN political process in Libya

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Kuwait renewed its support for the efforts of United Nations Special Envoy for Libya Ghassan Salame, head of the UN Support Mission in the country (UNSMIL), to facilitate a comprehensive political process in the North African nation.

Kuwait also called on all Libyan parties to reach a peaceful settlement by conducting a transparent election in the country rather than pursuing violence.

In his speech to the UN Security Council meeting on Libya, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Kuwait Mission to the UN Bader Al-Munaikh said that the latest unfortunate security developments in Tripoli had their negative impact on the regional and international efforts to spread security and stability in the country.

“We express our concern over the shelling of residential areas, resulting in the death of scores of people, as well as the wounding of 120 others,” he added.

Al-Munaikh called on Libyan parties to immediately halt hostilities, and abide by the UN-brokered ceasefire agreement in order to put an end to the escalating violence in Tripoli and its environs, as well as avoiding further loss of lives.

The Kuwaiti diplomat also urged the international community and the Security Council to work further to reach a permanent and comprehensive political solution to the Libyan crisis. He affirmed that this would contribute to eliminating terror groups such as so-called Islamic State (IS), and to providing security during the transitional period, which according to UN must expire by the end of 2018.

Al-Munaikh commended the role of UNSMIL, which has made focused efforts to end the violence and encourage a positive transformation in Libya.

Source: International Islamic News Agency