In a move directed at stability and security, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has urged Libyan leaders to agree on electoral laws, ensuring the full and equal participation of women in these efforts. Mohammed Boushab, UAE’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, made this appeal on Monday, underlining the necessity of consolidating peace in the region.
During a United Nations Security Council session, the UAE representative welcomed the recent meetings of the security working group held in Tripoli at the end of May and subsequent meeting in Benghazi. Boushab appreciated these meetings, stating that they reaffirm military leaders’ commitment to the ceasefire. He emphasized, however, that this commitment must be accompanied by concrete actions on the ground, including the phased and gradual withdrawal of foreign fighters, foreign forces, and mercenaries.
“Libya’s gains in combating terrorism should not be hindered by UN Security Council measures regarding the arms embargo. Instead, it should support these efforts, especially in southern Libya,” Boushab added.
During the session, the Emirati diplomat called for continued diplomatic efforts by the United Nations and commended the commendable endeavors of the UN envoy, Abdullah Batile, and his team. Boushab also applauded the efforts of Egypt and Morocco in supporting Libyans to provide a suitable platform for dialogue, contributing to progress on the constitutional path.
Furthermore, Boushab stressed the importance of focusing on national reconciliation and dialogue as they are necessary for building trust among parties to achieve national unity and state stability. He endorsed the efforts of the Presidential Council and the African Union in the National Reconciliation project, signifying the UAE’s commitment to Libya’s peace and stability.
This story demonstrates the UAE’s active involvement in encouraging peace negotiations and its stance against foreign interference, a significant aspect in the region’s geopolitics. It contributes to the broader narrative of international efforts to achieve stability in Libya following years of conflict.