Unofficial Translation

Check against delivery.

Madam President,

The UAE welcomes the adoption of the resolution to extend the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya. We thank the United Kingdom, as the penholder, for its efforts in facilitating the negotiations that led to the adoption of the resolution, which reaffirms the Security Council’s support for a Libyan-led and Libyan-owned comprehensive political process.

We look forward to the Mission continuing to implement its mandate effectively in light of the Council’s endorsement of the recommendations of the Strategic Review, including returning the Mission to its previous configuration. We also encourage UNSMIL to intensify its efforts to advance the political process as well as the security and economic tracks.

We hope that the Council will soon be able to adopt an integrated and substantive resolution that responds to the future course of events in Libya. We underscore the importance of this Council continuing to speak with one voice to support Libya in achieving the aspirations of its people.

Thank you.