Libya's permanent representative to the United Nations Briefs the UN Security Council.Pulbished on:
New York, 25 November, 2021 (Lana) - Libya's permanent representative to the United Nations, Taher al-Sunni, affirmed that the current executive authority, represented by the Presidential Council and the Government of National Unity, was and still is committed to implementing the road map on time, with presidential and parliamentary elections on December 24. Al-Sunni said in a briefing before a session of the Security Council on Wednesday: "Free and fair elections must be guaranteed with wide international monitoring, according to fair legal conditions. Simultaneous parliamentary and presidential elections with a clear timetable and the results of which are accepted."
In his briefing, Al-Sunni added, "National initiatives form the basis through which they can work to resolve the crisis and achieve stability. There is no substitute for Libyan ownership of any political process that leads to this stability."
Al-Sunni reiterated the necessity of ending any kind of military presence on Libyan soil under any name, stressing that Libya is from now on and it is the one who should lead, not be led.
Libya's permanent representative to the United Nations addressed the members of the Security Council, saying, "Today, you, as members of this Council, are also required to correct your mistakes against the Libyan people, because you have a moral responsibility towards many of the things that have reached in my country during the past ten years."
Regarding what the Belgian government is doing with regard to the frozen Libyan funds, Al-Sunni said, "Libya is being blackmailed by Belgium regarding the frozen funds, in apparent attempts to protect the assets of the Libyans."
In his briefing, Al-Sunni pointed out that the Belgian Public Prosecutor issued an investigation memorandum against the head of the Libyan Investment Company in his capacity and without communicating with the Libyan authorities and respecting the established diplomatic channels, after the Belgian authorities seized nearly “15” billion euros from the frozen accounts of the institution and considered it a criminal case without explaining the reasons.