Libya statement after the NATO leaders’ summit

During a NATO summit, member states released a statement after the talks, emphasizing the Libyan crisis' impact on regional stability and security of NATO allies.

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On June 14, member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) met in Brussels. In the statement released after the talks, it was emphasized that the Libyan crisis had a direct impact on the regional stability and security of its allies.

The Government of National Unity (GNU) and the Presidential Council, which took office as a result of the political process, was welcomed by the leaders. The statement also praised the United Nations’ (UN) efforts to support national reconciliation and unification of state institutions.

In the statement, it was emphasized that all institutions, including GNU and the House of Representatives (HoR), should follow the roadmap drawn within the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF).

Moreover, in the NATO statement, some advices were made about taking free, fair and inclusive measures before the elections that will take place on December 24. In addition to the UN Security Council resolutions 2570 and 2571, the statement emphasized support for the ceasefire agreement signed on 23 October 2020.

In accordance with the decisions taken at the summit, a commitment was made to make recommendations regarding the reconstruction of the security institutions, taking into account the political and security conditions of Libya.

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi stated that he had discussions with US President Biden on Libya. Draghi, through his press conference, stated that Libya is still a priority issue for their governments. Draghi added that they aim to cooperate with Libya in many fields through Italian companies.

Libyan and Italian officials have had discussions within the past month, most notably concerning illegal immigration and renewable energies in a meeting held in Rome on the prime ministerial level.

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