Libyans urged to remain united to build democracy

 

Secretary-General briefs press in Tripoli, Libya

Libyans have been urged to find consensus on major issues and to remain united as they build democracy after the fall of Muammar Qadhafi.

The call came from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during a brief visit to the country on Wednesday.

Speaking to the press, Mr. Ban said he was honoured to visit Tripoli and to salute the brave people of Libya at what he called an "historic moment".

The Secretary-General delivered a message to the National Transitional Council (NTC).

"In my remarks to the NTC, I said frankly that there is no magic formula, no one size that fits all, but there is at least one common denominator in any solid democracy, that is inclusiveness and dialogue. As Libya moves forward, it is critical that you find a consensus on major issues, that you remain united."

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The Secretary-General also visited a mass grave site and met with the families of the pro-revolution sympathizers who were killed there.

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