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Libya: Politics and Government

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL4422, tabled on 26 January 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the formation of an interim technocratic government in Libya to oversee a transition to a new constitutional and consensual government.

Answered on

4 February 2015

The UK’s objective is for Libya to return to a peaceful post-revolution transition, resulting in a stable, open and democratic government that meets the needs of its people and contributes to wider regional stability and security. I refer the noble Lord to the Joint Statement on Libya by France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, US, EU and UN on 3 December 2014. As part of that statement, the UK and partners strongly endorsed the UN’s efforts to work with key stakeholders to build a national unity government for Libya, and committed themselves to support such a government. We commend those who have participated in the UN discussions in Geneva. We strongly urge all other Libyan parties to engage seriously in this process to avert a further deterioration in the humanitarian situation experienced by ordinary Libyans as a result of the ongoing conflict, and to prevent the further erosion of Libya’s security.