Completion of the Libyan Political Framework Text

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
October 9, 2015

The completion of the final political framework text and announcement of the names of the senior leaders for a Government of National Accord is a significant milestone in the Libyan political process. I welcome these important steps and commend the courageous Libyan delegates who have spent the past year in difficult negotiations to create an inclusive new government.

All sides should now move forward on an agreement that can provide the Libyan people with the safety, security, and rule of law they deserve. I urge members of the House of Representatives and the General National Congress to immediately endorse the final text and the slate of leaders for the Government of National Accord. Finalizing this arrangement can help return Libya to a path of peace, stability, and prosperity and the United States stands ready to support a new Government of National Accord.