On 7-9 September 2020, a meeting was held between representatives of key Libyan stakeholders in Montreux, Switzerland. Facilitated by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) in the presence of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), the meeting sought to address the hopes of Libyans for stability and decent life, and treat the critical economic, social and health situation that afflicts the country.
Building on the recent ceasefire declarations of 21 August, the meeting aimed to relaunch the political process, leading to what the participants called the Preparatory Phase for a Comprehensive Settlement. The participants agreed to submit their recommendations to the Libyan Political Dialogue that shall be convened in the near future under the auspices of UNSMIL. The key themes of the recommendations are the following:
Ultimately, the participants expressed their hope for a quick return to the Libyan Political Dialogue, and the need for the international community to take responsibility for ensuring stability in Libya. They reminded the international community to comply with the Security Council resolutions related to Libyan sovereignty, and to support the Libyan political process not only in words but also in deeds.
The Arabic version of this statement can be accessed here.
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