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Western embassies in Libya throw support behind elections slated for Dec. 24

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The embassies of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States in Libya have called for “all Libyan actors” to ensure the holding of parliamentary and presidential elections slated for Dec. 24.

The embassies made the call in a joint statement late Sunday.

“All actors should recognise that now is the time to engage and finalise the electoral framework, taking into account all legitimate concerns of the Libyan people,” the statement said.

It stressed that such elections, as determined in the Roadmap of the UN-sponsored Libyan Political Dialogue Forum in November 2020, and asserted in UN Security Council Resolution 2570, are an essential step in further stabilising and uniting Libya.

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The embassies said that the results of such elections should be respected by all.

Xinhua/NAN

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