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Western powers welcome Libyan interim government

· 02/05/2021 16:20
Western powers welcome Libyan interim government

- France, Germany, Italy, Britain and the United States welcomed an agreement to form a new interim government for Libya on Friday, saying a "long road still lies ahead".

Calling the formation of a new interim government a "critical step", the nations said in a joint statement released in London there was much to be done.

"The unified executive authority will have to implement the ceasefire agreement, provide essential public services to the Libyan people, initiate a program for meaningful reconciliation, address critical national budget needs, and organize national elections," they said.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Diane Craft)

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