The UN Security Council announced its support for the new authority in Libya, and called for the full implementation of the ceasefire, while Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded to his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron's demand to withdraw Turkish forces from Libyan territory.

In a presidential statement issued late on Tuesday evening, the Security Council welcomed the election of the participants in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum in Geneva as Prime Minister and President of the Presidency Council within the framework of forming a new unified interim executive authority charged with leading the country until the general elections scheduled to take place in Libya on December 24. Next December.

The Council called on the new authority to quickly agree to form a new and comprehensive government, and to prepare for the presidential and parliamentary elections that the Libyan dialogue parties agreed to hold in the round of political dialogue that Tunisia hosted last November.

He also called on all parties to fully implement the ceasefire agreement, and the withdrawal of all foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya without delay, stressing the importance of a credible and effective Libyan-led ceasefire monitoring mechanism under the auspices of the United Nations.

The Security Council called on all member states to fully comply with the arms embargo to Libya, in line with the relevant Council resolutions.

Last Thursday, the Council requested the Secretary-General of the United Nations to deploy observers in Libya to oversee the implementation of the ceasefire that was reached on October 23, during the talks of the Libyan Joint Military Committee in Geneva under the auspices of the United Nations.

Later, the Acting Former Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Libya, Stephanie Williams, said that these observers are a "light force" and "scalable" that includes unarmed civilian observers, and they are to be taken from the city of Sirte (450 kilometers east of Tripoli) ) Their headquarters.

Erdogan: Our forces are in Libya only for training (Anatolia)

Turkish forces

In Ankara, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that French President Emmanuel Macron should withdraw the soldiers coming from both Chad and Mali, as well as the mercenaries of the Russian "Wagner" company from Libya before demanding that Ankara withdraw its forces from there.

Erdogan stressed - in a speech delivered on Tuesday during the ceremony introducing the Turkish space program in the Turkish capital - that his country's forces are present in Libya only with the aim of training the Libyan National Accord government forces.

In this regard, he said, "Macron calls on Turkey to withdraw its forces from Libya. Keep this mind to yourself, and first withdraw the soldiers coming from both Chad and Mali, as well as the Wagner elements, and after withdrawing them we will discuss this issue. We have implemented what falls upon us in an agreement." Security and military cooperation with Libya, and we are there for training only, and not for any other goal. "

Formation of the government

On the other hand, the United Nations mission in Libya confirmed that its new president, the foreign minister of Slovakia, the race, Jan Kubiš, who assumed his duties last Monday, had contacted Libyan political and government leaders in the east and west of the country.

The mission said - in a statement yesterday, Tuesday - that Kubis discussed speeding up the holding of a session of the House of Representatives, and ensuring a smooth transition of power to the new interim authority.

The statement quoted Kubis as saying that the head of the Libyan national unity government, Abdul Hamid al-Dabaiba, intends to form an inclusive and broadly representative government within the specified timeframe, stressing that the interim government will reflect the richness and diversity of Libyan society with all its components, including women and youth.

He added that the government would be able to address the most pressing issues in Libya, such as providing services, and achieving national reconciliation.

Kubis stressed the importance of preparing for the general elections scheduled for late this year.

The interim government must obtain the approval of the House of Representatives divided between Tobruk and Tripoli within 21 days of the date of the vote, which was held in Geneva last Friday.

In Cairo, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry expressed, on Tuesday, during his meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Libyan Government of National Accord, Muhammad al-Taher Siala, his country's desire for the selection of the new executive authority in Libya to be a step by which Libya regains its position, stressing in the meantime near the opening of the Egyptian embassy in The Libyan capital, Tripoli.

In a related context, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan affirmed, during his meeting in Cairo with his Libyan counterpart, Saudi Arabia's support for choosing the new executive authority in Libya.

The newly elected authority in Libya had won support from several Arab countries, as well as the United States, the European Union and Turkey.

Bashagha said that the current government is ready to hand over power to the new government (Anatolia)

Resolving differences

For his part, the Minister of Interior in the Government of National Accord, Fathi Bashagha, affirmed that the Libyan people, with all its components, have proven through the political dialogue forum and their sitting at one table that they are able to resolve their differences.

Bashagha added in a press conference held at the headquarters of the Ministry of the Interior in Tripoli that external interference in the Libyan file hindered reaching a solution to the crisis, expressing his readiness to visit the eastern region of Libya within the framework of national reconciliation and enhancing communication between all Libyans.

He indicated that the current government is ready to hand over power to the new government, and that it will continue its duties until the new government obtains the confidence of Parliament.