Excerpts from SRSG Bernardino Leon’s Press Conference in Tripoli. Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The Special representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Bernardino Leon, during a press conference held today in Tripoli. Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The United Nations will continue to work towards ceasefire. The dialogue is the only way out of crisis.

We want to see a ceasefire respected by all.

Timeframe? I dont think the International community will set a timfeame. I think this coubtry is running out of tine. The danger for the country is that in the past weeks we are getting very close to the point of no return. This is something the Libyans have to sort out, It is up to the Libyan actors, it is their decisions.

We are really at the beginning of the political process … We should give some time to both delegations to work on their proposals.

Libyans should try to find solution to their problems by themselves. International intervention does not help.

On his meeting with mufti: Leon briefed him on the dialogue and discussed the situation in the country: We explained our initiative, the Special Representative said.

Leon Arrives in Tripoli to Continue his Dialogue Efforts with the Libyan Sides. 27 October 2014

Mayor of Tripoli, Almahdi Alharati, welcoming the Special Representative of the Secretay-General for Libya, Bernardino Leon, upon arrival in the Libyan capital. Tripoli, Monday 27 October 2014

SRSG Bernardino Leon in Tobruk, Speaking at a News Conference. Monday, 27 October 2014

 
 The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Bernardino Leon, with Libyan MPs speaking to the media after a meeting with the House of Representatives’ members and its president. Tobruk, Monday 27 October 2014

We have just finished fruitful exchange of views in order to discuss the agenda of the political process that was agreed in Ghadames.

We have listened to the views of members of the delegation and we will now continue our consultations in two different layers.

On the one hand, we are now traveling to Tripoli where we will meet other actors, to continue to listen and to continue to consult on this agenda of the political process and on the other hand the members of the delegation we have met today will continue their consultations with other members of Parliament to work with the same cause.

We all agree on the basic principles for this dialogue, legitimacy, legitimacy as it has been reiterated by the international community which of course has to come with inclusiveness, respect for the democratic principles, respect for the constitutional declaration and rejection of terrorism.

The principles and the political momentum that was created after the Ghadames meeting is still alive. We will continue to work to make efficiently implemented the ceasefire that was called in Ghadames. But the international community have seen that this ceasefire is not yet effective. We would like to see it on the ground because Libya need this ceasefire to make this political process successful. So we will continue to work on creating the conditions for this ceasefire which is so important for the country.

And we will also continue to work on the agenda of this political process. We hope that it will be possible to reach common understanding on what this agenda should be in order to convene new rounds of talks in the future. Now I will be glad to answer your questions.

Of course, I reiterated that the basic principles of this dialogue remain the same. This is a dialogue among members of the House of Representatives, so the same groups that agreed to start this political process of Ghadames, this is two delegations – 12 representatives from each side – should continue to meet in the future. We have not proposed any change to what has been agreed so far.

Well, the call for the ceasefire it is something that both delegations agreed in Ghedames. So for the moment I don’t have any reason to think that these two delegations are not agreeing very clearly on the ceasefire. I think both understand very well what you said, that is to create conditions for this dialogue to be successful there should be a ceasefire. both delegations equally said in Ghadames that they cannot implement it in an automatic way given the situation the country has today with actors on the ground. This is why this was a call for a ceasefire. So I think both delegations are committed to this call. They would like to see the ceasefire being implemented, and we have proposals from both delegations for the international community and the United Nations to reinforce the ceasefire to the extent possible.