European council reaffirms support for the organised free and fair elections in Libya

NEW YORK— The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, affirmed the support of the European Union (EU) for the organisation of free and fair elections for stability and peace in Libya.

During a recent meeting, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, in New York, with the President of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed Al-Menfi, Michel highlighted the contributions of several EU Member States through the Programme of United Nations for Development (UNDP).

General elections are scheduled for Dec 24, in line with the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum’s script.

But differences over the adoption of a constitutional basis for them undermine their organisation.

Michel added, on that occasion, that the European Union remains dedicated to the stability of Libya, by helping to establish democracy and its institutions.

In turn, Al-Menfi expressed his gratitude for all European efforts aimed at supporting the political process in Libya and restoring stability and peace in the country, contributing to the joint efforts aimed at national reconciliation and the organisation of the next elections.