China calls for adherence to the bottom line for peace at UN Security Council open Meeting on Libya

2022-05-14 0 By

China News network on March 17On March 16, local time, The UN Security Council held an open meeting on the Libyan issue. Dai Bing, China’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, expounded China’s views at the meeting, stressing that the bottom line for peace should be upheld.The current ceasefire in Libya has not come easily, and a renewed conflict would undo all the peace gains made since last year.Dai bing said that the conflict in Libya, which has been going on for 11 years, has brought untold sufferings to the Libyan people and had a far-reaching spillover impact on Africa, especially the Sahel region and the Mediterranean Region.The Libyan people and the international community all hope that the Peace process in Libya will keep to the right direction, make positive progress and realize lasting peace at an early date.However, according to deputy Secretary-General Dicarlo’s briefing, for some time now, differences and contradictions between all parties in Libya have intensified, the good momentum since last year has slowed down, and uncertainties in the political process have increased, which is regrettable and worrying.In this regard, China has the following views: — We should uphold the bottom line for peace.The current ceasefire in Libya has not come easily, and a renewed conflict would undo all the peace gains made since last year.China has noted that all parties in Libya have generally maintained calm and restraint at this critical moment. We hope that all parties will continue to stick to the general direction of political settlement and avoid taking any actions that may complicate the situation.All parties with influence on Libya should follow the principle of “benefiting the interests of others, leading and owning” and play a positive and constructive role in this regard.Unsmil should continue to monitor the cease-fire in cooperation with the “5+5” Joint Military Commission within the mandate of the Security Council.The withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries in Libya should continue in a phased, balanced, orderly and organized manner as soon as possible.– Dialogue and consultation should be upheld.The political process in Libya is facing difficulties due to the lack of consensus among all parties in Libya.We hope that the parties to recover the momentum of dialogue and consultation of long time, just as soon as possible about the fate of the important problems, especially the timetable and the roadmap agreed political transition, the immediate cause of delay lead to the election form solution, in the maintenance of peace and stability in the situation of the elections as soon as possible at the same time, promote the development of the country into a new stage.China encourages UNSMIL to continue to actively promote peace talks, supports in principle the extension of UNSMIL, and calls for the appointment of the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Libya as required by the Security Council resolution as soon as possible.– We need to promote peace through development.Developing the economy and improving people’s livelihood will help the people enjoy the dividend of peace and expand the power for peace.It will not be easy to restore Libya’s oil production to its pre-war level. As Libya’s main source of revenue, stable oil production and export should be guaranteed.The humanitarian situation in Libya has improved.China encourages the international community to take an active part in Libya’s reconstruction and increase support for Libya’s economic recovery and development.The Libyan government has long been concerned about the loss of frozen assets. The SECURITY Council and the Libyan Sanctions Committee should attach great importance to this issue and take concrete measures.