Africa: On the Finalization of the Libyan Political Dialogue

On the Finalization of the Libyan Political Dialogue

Press Statement

John Kerry
Secretary of State

Washington, DC
September 22, 2015


Last night, after almost a year of intensive negotiations, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General Bernardino Leon presented the final text of the proposed Libya political framework to establish a new Government of National Accord in Libya. The final document represents the intense efforts of all Libyan parties to reach a solution that is durable, inclusive, and representative.

I urge all parties to come together quickly after the Eid holiday to approve this final text and to agree on the names of the leaders of the new government as soon as possible.

An urgent need exists for Libya, and its friends and partners in the international community, to address its critical humanitarian, economic, and security challenges. The new Government of National Accord will give Libyans the chance to unify their country and begin the hard work of restoring peace and security for the benefit of all Libyans.