Qatar participated in the conference for the initiative to support Libya's stability that took place in Tripoli. The Qatari delegation was headed by HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi. In his speech, HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs stressed Qatar's commitment to doing everything that would lead to achieving the aspirations of the brotherly Libyan people for security, stability and prosperity. He pointed out that Qatar is working to activate co-operation with the Libyan interim government of National Unity in various fields, and it was agreed to form joint working teams, pointing out that high-level mutual visits had recently taken place.
HE al-Muraikhi explained that after years of deterioration in Libya, the past year witnessed encouraging developments that give rise to cautious optimism, adding that there was no doubt that these positive developments came as a result of the efforts made by the Libyan people with the support of the international community. These developments led by agreeing to a ceasefire, preparing a road map, electing representatives of the interim executive authority, forming a temporary national unity government, working to unify state institutions and holding national elections.
HE al-Muraikhi said that preserving those gains moving forward will no doubt lead to stability on the security, political, and economic sides. He called on all Libyan parties to place the country's interests above all else. He stressed the need for the international community to continue efforts and provide support to the interim unity government in carrying out its duties of unifying state institutions, holding elections in a free, fair, comprehensive, and timely manner, and providing basic services and economic and social development for the Libyan people.
He added that the challenges facing the Libyan government were compounded as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the conditions of vulnerable groups, migrants and internally displaced persons, among other challenges. He expressed Qatar's appreciation of the support provided by the United Nations in this regard.