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Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL4420, tabled on 26 January 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what incentives and sanctions they plan to offer to the internal parties and groups in Libya to persuade them to enter into dialogue with each other.

Answered on

2 February 2015

The UK is deeply concerned by the increasing violence and political polarisation in Libya and its impact on the wider region. We strongly support the efforts of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Bernardino Leon, and the UN Support Mission in Libya, to resolve the political and security crisis and pave the way for peaceful political dialogue. The UK, together with members of the UN Security Council, welcomed the first round of dialogue talks hosted by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) in Geneva on 14 and 15 January. We urged all those who were invited to attend a second round of talks in Geneva this week. These negotiations should be pursued with goodwill and adopting inclusive policies, with the aim of laying the foundations for a Government of National Unity.

We are prepared to take action against parties who continue to use violence to pursue political goals through the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2174.