United Nations, August 30. Dai Bing, China‘s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered a speech at an open meeting of the Security Council on Libya on the 30th, calling on all parties in Libya to exercise maximum restraint and insist on properly resolving relevant differences through peaceful means.
Dai Bing said that the Libyan crisis has been delayed for more than 11 years, and the current peace situation is hard-won. The Chinese side is deeply concerned about the recent clashes in the urban area of Tripoli, which caused nearly 200 casualties. China calls on all parties in Liberia to put the interests of the country and the people first, exercise maximum restraint, persist in properly resolving relevant differences through peaceful means such as dialogue and consultation, and do their best to avoid all violent incidents. China supports the “5+5” Joint Military Commission to continue to play a key role in maintaining the ceasefire and promoting the withdrawal of foreign armed forces and mercenaries.
Dai Bing said that political means is the only way to resolve the crisis. China welcomes all parties in Liberia to reach an agreement on the majority of the basic content of the election constitution, and hopes that all parties in Liberia will maintain the momentum of dialogue and consultation some time ago, adhere to meeting each other halfway, reach an agreement on the constitutional basis as soon as possible, and create favorable conditions for holding the election as soon as possible. External interference is an important source of unresolved interest issues. The international community should abide by the principle of “Lebanon-led and Libyan-owned”, fully listen to and accommodate the concerns of all parties in Libya, provide constructive assistance to Libya, and refrain from imposing external solutions. The United Nations is the main channel for mediating the issue, and the United Nations Support Mission in Libya should play an active role in promoting dialogue and consultation among all parties in Libya.
Dai Bing said that restoring and developing the economy and improving people’s livelihood are important ways for Libya to consolidate peace and stability. Oil is an important source of income for the national economy. China welcomes the full resumption of oil production in Liberia, and urges all parties to strengthen consultations on the distribution of oil revenue to ensure that the resource dividend covers all the people. Li has long been concerned about the loss of frozen assets and has put forward specific demands. The Security Council and the Sanctions Committee should actively study and respond to this.