Western — 13 June 2016

Jun 13, 2016 | International actors

Despite the steady advance on Sirte by the Bunyan Marsus coalition, there were no significant actions taken by the Western international community last week. Most notably, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution to extend the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) mandate to December 15, 2016, and encouraged UNSMIL to re-establish a permanent presence in the country. In its resolution, the Security Council expressed its support for the ongoing efforts of UNSMIL and Special Envoy Martin Kobler to facilitate a Libyan-led political solution, and reaffirmed its position that the Government of National Accord led by Fayez Serraj is “the sole legitimate government of Libya.”