"Working together for Peace, Security and Prosperity", this is the objective set by Mr Martin Kobler when taking up his duties as new Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). We share this objective.
I talked with Martin Kobler as he was taking office, and I am looking forward to working closely with him to achieve a solution to the crisis in Libya building on the progress already made this past year.
Mr. Kobler brings great expertise to his new post, and I am confident that the Libyan people, and the international community, will benefit from his experience, capability and professionalism, and will support his work with determination.
The crisis has brought too much suffering to the people of Libya and it poses a growing threat to all its neighbours and the region.
That is why I call on all Libyan parties to engage constructively with the UN to restore peace and stability to their country and that the Libyan people deserve.