The Permanent Representative reiterates Qatar's full support of the Government of National Accord in Libya

The State of Qatar reiterated its full support for Libya's Government of National Accord and for all international mediation efforts aiming to complete the path of political transition, establish security and stability, combat terrorism and extremism in Libya and to support the Libyan people out of their crisis as well as achieving the desired consensus in order to preserve the unity and sovereignty of Libya.

This came the speech of the State of Qatar, delivered today by HE Qatar's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva Ambassador Ali Khalfan Al Mansouri during the interactive dialogue on the oral update of the High Commissioner on the situation of human rights in Libya, within the 36th session of the Human Rights Council.

HE Ambassador Al Mansouri stressed that the international community should continue to provide various kinds of support, especially technical assistance and capacity-building in the field of human rights, to the Libyan Government of National Accord in order to ensure the implementation of a roadmap to help Libya overcome its economic, social, humanitarian and security challenges and difficulties and strengthen their capabilities to confront terrorist organizations. He noted that the world has witnessed the determination and ability of the Libyan people to defeat terrorism, which was culminated with the success in the city of Sirte and other areas.

He said that Libya is currently going through a crucial historical phase that gives two options: either to move forward on strengthening the political process, guaranteeing the rights of the Libyan people and achieving their aspirations for security, stability and prosperity, or the total collapse and the continuation of the conflict, the spiral of violence and drainage of the states' resources. He stressed that all parties in Libya must assume their responsibilities and give priority to the national interest over personal interests, and work to achieve national reconciliation, build the state of institutions, human rights respect and the rule of law.

HE the Ambassador underlined the importance of the oral update of the High Commissioner on the situation of human rights in Libya, which was presented by Kate Gilmore on behalf of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Matilda Bogner on behalf of Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya Ghassan Salame. He expressed hope that dialogue on this issue will contribute to the promotion and protection of human rights in Libya.