Joint statement from the embassies of France, Germany, Italy, the UK, and the US

A joint statement by the Embassies of France, Germany, Italy, the UK, and the US in Libya, regarding supporting Libyan institutions to prepare for elections as scheduled 

The embassies of France, Germany, Italy, the UK, and the US recall the fact that UNSCR 2570 called on the relevant Libyan authorities and institutions, including the GNU and House of Representatives, to facilitate the 24 December 2021 elections, and agree the constitutional and legal basis for these elections by July 1, 2021.

In addition to the political and security arrangements, the technical and logistical preparations will be critical. The above-named embassies believe that now is not the time for any disruptive changes at the relevant bodies which enable that preparation to take place within the timescale set out by UNSCR 2570.