Statement on the appointment of Bernardino León as the new Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya
EU News 347/2014
Brussels, 14 August 2014
"I warmly congratulate Bernardino León on his appointment as the new Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). As the EU's Special Representative for the Southern Mediterranean and as my Special Envoy for Libya, he has been instrumental in our support for the UN's central role in coordinating international efforts for the success of the Libyan transition.
I also wish to acknowledge the good work undertaken in the last two years by Mr Mitri, in very challenging circumstances. I reiterate the importance of an inclusive Libyan political dialogue and urge all parties to actively cooperate with UNSMIL to facilitate a cease-fire and the re-launch of the political process."
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File Photo: Bernardino León, EU Special Representative for the Southern Mediterranean Region, in the centre, answering the journalists' questions Date: 14/11/2012 Reference: P-022140/00-16 Location: Cairo (C)EU, 2012 URL