Vietnam calls for full enforcement of long-term ceasefire in Libya hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)

New York (VNA) - Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnamese mission to the UN, has called on stakeholders to fully enforce provisions in the long-term ceasefire agreement in Libya signed on October 23, thus facilitating the transitional period towards elections in the country.

In an address to an online meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC) on current issues in Libya on December 15, Quy reaffirmed Vietnam’s support for a comprehensive political solution led and owned by Libyans on the basis of respecting its independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity.

He welcomed important and positive developments in the country, especially the long-term ceasefire agreement reached by relevant parties and their consent to future elections.

The diplomat also stressed the support of the UNSC document that backs the implementation and monitoring of the ceasefire in line with the council’s relevant resolutions on Libya, and expressed a hope that the monitoring mechanism will ensure objectivity, effectiveness, efficiency, and close cooperation with stakeholders in Libya.

Stephanie Williams, Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Supported Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), applauded the important political-security developments in the country over past weeks, in particular the signing of the long-term ceasefire agreement, and agreed with the progress towards presidential and parliamentary elections before December 24, 2021.

In the time to come, the UNSMIL will continue to talk with stakeholders in Libya about plans to deploy and monitor the implementation of the agreement with the support of the UN, and will submit a report to the UNSC before December 30, she said.

The UNSC issued a press release at the end of the meeting welcoming the efforts of the UNSMIL, neighbouring countries, and regional organisations in promoting the peace process in Libya, and the positive developments in politics and security in the country, while highlighting the importance of establishing an effective and reliable ceasefire surveillance mechanism./.