14 June 2016 - Adoption of resolution would be a success for the stability of Libya
Libya - Remarks to the press by Mr. François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations, before the adoption of resolution 2292 - 14 June 2016
The Security Council is about to vote on the resolution to extend the mandate of the EU operation to the arms embargo.
This resolution, if adopted, has the potential to be a game changer for Libya.
Indeed, we would finally have the means to enforce the arms embargo in Libya.
In doing so, we would be better equipped to fight against Daesh by stopping the flow of arms that feeds instability in this country.
Therefore we will also reinforce the Government of National Accord (GNA) and promote the unity of the country, which is our number 1, number 2 and number 3 priority.
So, if adopted, this resolution would be a success for the stability of Libya, for the Security Council and for the Europeans who have played a key role in the negotiating process and will be at the forefront of the implementation of this resolution.
I will tell you more after the vote.
Q: Some people say that weapons are going to Libya by airplanes not by ships anymore. What about this part of the arms embargo?
A: Many weapons go by ship to Libya. That we know. And to stop, or at least reduce, the flow of weapons in the country is today one of the best ways to fight against Daesh in an efficient way, and also one of the best ways therefore to reinforce the Government of National Accord. So this resolution, if passed, has the potential to be a game changer.