The Nationalist Party today welcomed the creation of a new UN-backed government in Libya. The new Government of National Accord (GNA), headed by Prime-Minister Fayez Sarraj has been set with the momentous task of stabilising the country through a renewed commitment to freedom and democracy.
In a statement Foreign Affairs shadow minister Roberta Metsola and foreign affairs spokesperson Tonio Fenech said that while the creation of the GNA is a positive step forward, the situation remains tense and uncertain, with the new government still operating in neighbouring Tunisia due to security concerns.
“The past two and a half years of division, continued sectoral and sectarian violence, without state structures functioning as they should, have imposed tremendous suffering on the Libyan people.
The Libyan people’s legitimate aspiration is for a national dialogue that through a common will to compromise identifies lasting solutions that are necessary to establish a fair, but robust, constitutional order.
In seeking the deserved support to re-establish good governance and the rule of law for the benefit of the people of Libya, the Government of National Accord must consolidate the broadest possible dialogue with all genuine, peace-loving democratic forces.
The PN is convinced that the Libyan people are determined to continue seeking the path towards democratic stability in their country. However, much work is still needed to restore and rebuild mutual confidence and cooperation, which are essential to calm the situation.
It is the genuine hope of the PN that the different political camps in Libya truly come together to build a united, democratically-governed Libya that ensures the welfare and well-being of its people and is capable of stemming the rise of ISIS and other terrorist networks in the country. The Nationalist Party reiterates that it stands ready to assist the Maltese Government in supporting the international community's efforts in aiding the stabilisation process in Libya.”