By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 18 December 2015:
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the new Government of National Accord must be able to set itself up in Tripoli and operate freely.
Hard on the heels of yesterday’s Skirhat signing of the deal that brings the new administration of Faiez Serraj into being, Ban called on all parts of Libya Dawn to allow it to start working in the capital without threat or intimidation.
He also echoed the assertion of his Libyan special representative, UNSMIL chief Martin Kobler, that the door was still open to all those who had not yet signed up for the Skirhat agreement.
He said: “I am hopeful the signing of the agreement will put Libya back on the path of building a democratic state based on the principles of inclusion, human rights and the rule of law”. But he warned that the signing of the deal was not an end in itself. [/restrict]