Libya: Declaration by the High Representative Josep Borrell on behalf of the EU on the formation of the transitional unified executive authority

February 8, 2021
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The European Union and its Member States welcome the agreement by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) on a transitional unified executive authority for Libya. This is an important milestone in the Berlin Process and on the way to lead the country towards national elections to be held on 24 December 2021.

We are ready to work with the new President of the Presidency Council, Mohammad Younes Menfi, and the new Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibah, and stress the need for the swift formation of a new, inclusive government that will work for national reconciliation and unification of the country.


We commend the efforts and determination showed by the LPDF members and UNSMIL’s team to reach a Libyan-led and Libyan-owned negotiated, inclusive political solution and create conditions for national unity, transitional justice, and reconciliation in Libya.

(..) We also welcome the determination to ensure a meaningful inclusion of women in the new government and we encourage their equal participation in the peace process.


Ensuring timely preparation for the national elections should now be the main priority, including the adoption of necessary electoral laws and its constitutional basis, the concrete implementation of all provisions of the October 23 cease-fire agreement and the necessary economic reforms, starting with the unification of all financial institutions. The EU will be ready to support this process and urges all Libyan and international actors to do so in respect of Libya’s territorial integrity and national sovereignty.



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