UN / GUTERRES LIBYA CEASEFIRE

23-Oct-2020 00:01:53
UN chief António Guterres welcomed a ceasefire agreement by Libyan parties in Geneva today under the auspices of the United Nations and said, “This is a fundamental step toward peace and stability in Libya.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / GUTERRES LIBYA CEASEFIRE
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DATELINE: 23 OCTOBER 2020, NEW YORK CITY
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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UN headquarters exterior

23 OCTOBER 2020, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“I welcome the signing of a ceasefire agreement by the Libyan parties in Geneva today under the auspices of the United Nations. This is a fundamental step toward peace and stability in Libya. I congratulate the parties for putting the interest of their nation ahead of their differences.”
4. Wide shot, Guterres at dais
5. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“I appeal to all stakeholders and regional actors to respect the provisions of the ceasefire agreement and ensure its implementation without delay. I call on the international community to support Libyans in implementing the ceasefire and in bringing an end to the conflict. This includes ensuring the full and unconditional respect for the Security Council arms embargo. And I urge the Libyan parties to maintain the current momentum and show the same determination in reaching a political solution to the conflict, resolving economic issues and addressing the humanitarian situation.”
6. Wide shot, Guterres at dais
7. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“There is no military solution for the conflict in Libya. This ceasefire agreement is a critical step. But there is much hard work ahead. The United Nations will continue to support the Libyan parties in the search for lasting peace in their country.”
8. Med shot, journalist asking question
9. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
"These were the credited representatives of both sides, and this is a Libyan-led process with a Libyan ceasefire. And I ask all countries that are involved in the conflict to fully support the Libyans in implementing the ceasefire."
10. Wide shot, press room
STORYLINE
UN chief António Guterres welcomed a ceasefire agreement by Libyan parties in Geneva today under the auspices of the United Nations and said, “This is a fundamental step toward peace and stability in Libya.”

Speaking to reporters in New York, Guterres congratulated the parties for “putting the interest of their nation ahead of their differences.” The agreement was negotiated within the framework of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission and was a result of four rounds of negotiations held since February of this year.

The UN chief appealed to “all stakeholders and regional actors to respect the provisions of the ceasefire agreement and ensure its implementation without delay.” He called on the international community to “support Libyans in implementing the ceasefire and in bringing an end to the conflict,” including to ensure the “full and unconditional respect for the Security Council arms embargo.”

Guterres urged the Libyan parties to “maintain the current momentum and show the same determination in reaching a political solution to the conflict, resolving economic issues and addressing the humanitarian situation.” He reiterated that there is no military solution for the conflict in Libya and stressed that while the ceasefire agreement is a critical step, “there is much hard work ahead.” He said the UN would continue to support the Libyan parties in the search for lasting peace in their country.

Asked about comments made by Turkey that the agreement was not signed off by the heads of the Libyan sides, Guterres named the 5 representative for each side and stressed, "These were the credited representatives of both sides, and this is a Libyan-led process with a Libyan ceasefire. And I ask all countries that are involved in the conflict to fully support the Libyans in implementing the ceasefire."
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