Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the announcement of members of new Libyan unity government
The announcement of the agreement on the Ministerial posts in the Government of National Accord by the Presidency Council is an important decision. This result, under the leadership of designated Prime Minister Serraj, is an essential step in the implementation of the Libya Political Agreement.
It is now for the House of Representatives and its Presidency to show the same spirit of compromise and sense of leadership, and promptly convene to endorse the proposed Cabinet, as established in the Political Agreement.
Libya is at a critical juncture and it is crucial that all key political and security actors uphold the interests of their country and its people above all others. Only a united Libyan government, supported by all its citizens, will be able to end political divisions, defeat terrorism, and address the numerous security, humanitarian and economic challenges the country faces.
The EU, as re-confirmed yesterday by EU Foreign Ministers at the Foreign Affairs Council, stands ready to support the GNA once in place to accompany the Libyan people in their search for peace and stability in their country.