No: 33, 22 January 2021, Press Release Regarding The Agreement Within The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum On The Selection Mechanism Of The New Executive Authority

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 22.01.2021

We welcome the agreement within Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) on the selection mechanism of the new executive authority that will remain in office until the elections, and the announcement of the schedule for the prompt finalization of this process within the framework of the UN facilitated and Libyan-led efforts for a lasting and sustainable ceasefire and national reconciliation.

Turkey, which attaches importance to Libya’s sovereignty, integrity and politcal unity, wishes the selection of a new unified executive authority soon. The prompt formation of a unified executive authority bears great importance not only for the preparations of the general elections planned to be held on 24 December 2021, but also for addressing the urgent needs of the friendly and brotherly Libyan people in the face of the deteriorating humanitarian situation caused by the aggression on Tripoli that started in April 2019 and the following oil blockade.

Emphasizing that there can be no military solution to the Libyan crisis right along, Turkey has played a leading role with its constructive contributions in making the Berlin Conference happen and the implementation of its conclusions as well as in ensuring the ceasefire by balancing the situation on the ground and resumption of the political process that was interrupted in April 2019. Turkey will extend all support to the new executive authority that will be established on the basis of an inclusive national reconciliation among Libyans.

In order to realize Libyan people’s aspiration for democracy, it is crucial that the UN faciliated political solution efforts should not be hindered once again. In this respect, we follow with great concern the military build-up and ceasefire violations of the illegitimate entities in Libya.

Turkey will resolutely continue its constructive approach towards Libya, in line with the will of the Libyan people, the letter and the spirit of the relevant UN Security Council resolutions on Libya and Berlin Conference conclusions, and through its cooperation with the legitimate government in Libya. To ensure lasting peace, stability and welfare in Libya, we expect from all international actors to display the very same responsibility.

Atatürk

Hakan Çakıl Ambassador
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 16:00 / Kon. 09:00 - 14:00

Visa applications of foreigners subject to visa who wish to travel to Turkey are accepted by Visafg (www.visafg.com) . Before the application, it is necessary to make an appointment at www.visafg.com and obtain the necessary documents. Emir Bachir Street Lazarists Building A2-1 1st floor Beirut Central District - Lebanon beirut@visafg.com +961 (0) 1 97 06 05) www.visafg.com
1/1/2021 1/1/2021 New Year
1/6/2021 1/6/2021 Armenian Orthodox Christmas Day
2/9/2021 2/9/2021 St Maroun Day
2/14/2021 2/14/2021 Rafiq Hariri Memorial Day
3/25/2021 3/25/2021 Feast of Annunciation
4/2/2021 4/2/2021 Good Friday (Western Church)
4/2/2021 4/2/2021 Holy Friday (Orthodox Church)
4/4/2021 4/5/2021 Easter Sunday-Monday
5/1/2021 5/1/2021 Labor Day
5/13/2021 5/14/2021 Eid Al-Fitr (Ramadan)
5/25/2021 5/25/2021 Resistance and Liberation Day
6/1/2021 6/1/2021 Martyr's Day
7/20/2021 7/21/2021 Aid Al-Adha (Date varies according to Lunar cycle)
8/10/2021 8/10/2021 Hijri New Year
8/15/2021 8/15/2021 Assumption of Mary
8/19/2021 8/19/2021 Ashoura Day
10/19/2021 10/19/2021 The Birth of Prophet Mohammed
11/22/2021 11/22/2021 Independence Day
12/25/2021 12/25/2021 Christmas Day