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Globe calls on Libyan parties "to join peace process" in high-level meeting: Chair

09-21-2011 10:23 BJT Special Report:Libyan Rebels Control Tripoli |

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called on "all (the Libyan) parties to join the peace process and in the rebuilding" of the North African country.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (C) and Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC)
Chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil (L) attend the UN high-level meeting on Libya in New York, the
United States, Sept. 20, 2011. The UN high-level meeting on Libya was launched here Tuesday
with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calling on international community to help the North
African country in its post-conflict reconstruction efforts. (Xinhua/Zhu Wei)

Ban, chairman of the UN high-level meeting on Libya, issued a statement via his spokesman at the end of the one-day gathering, which was held on the sidelines of the annual General Debate of the 193-nation Assembly.

The statement voiced the international community's "shared commitment to continue to work towards a secure and stable Libya."

The meeting, which was also attended by U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy and South African President Jacob Zuma, urged Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) "to expedite the formation of a new inclusive interim government that reflects the full diversity of Libyan society."

"To ensure maximum effectiveness of international assistance, participants reaffirmed that the United Nations and its Security Council should lead the international community's efforts in supporting the Libyan-led transition and rebuilding process, aimed at establishing a democratic, independent and united Libya, and reaffirmed their commitment to work with the United Nations in this regard," said the statement.

The statement also noted the negative impact of the Libyan crisis on neighboring countries and the risk of creating a new zone of instability that could undermine peace-building efforts in Libya. It recognized the "critical importance of addressing these challenges in a proactive manner, within the framework of the post- conflict process in Libya, and based on mutual regional cooperation," said the statement.

The UN high-level meeting on Libya gathered participants from more than 60 countries and regional groups, including NTC Chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil and other heads of state and government.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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