Security Council President on Central African Republic Attacks - Stakeout (13 January 2021)
Informal comments to the media by Tarek Ladeb, Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the United Nations and the President of the Security Council for the month of January, on Central African Republic.
The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic says a soldier has been killed in an attack by armed groups in the capital Bangui.
Rebels have been trying to overturn December's election result - which saw President Faustin-Archange Touadera re-elected.
Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports. Briefing by Mankeur Ndiaye, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Central African Republic, on the situation in Central African Republic. Informal comments to the media by Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations and the President of the Security Council for the month of December, following the Security Council Closed VTC on Libya.
United Nations Security Council called for "the withdrawal of all foreign fighters and mercenaries from Libya" and underlined the importance of "a credible and effective Libyan-led ceasefire monitoring mechanisms."
After a closed-door consultation of the UN Security Council held in New York on Tuesday (15 Dec) on the situation in Libya, the President of the Council, South African Ambassador Jerry Matjila read a statement to media in which the Council "recognized the important role of neighboring countries and regional organizations in support of the UN efforts."
"The members of the Security Council emphasized that successful political process was essential for the stability and future prosperity of Libya and noted the progress made by the Libyan political forum so far. They called for a redoubled effort by the Libyan participants.," said Matjila.
Following the Berlin Conference in January and extensive negotiations between the Libyan parties, namely the Libyan Arab Armed Forces under General Khalifa Haftar and the UN-recognized Libyan Government of National Accord a ceasefire agreement was signed on 23 October.
Matjila said that the Council "underlined the importance of a credible and effective Libyan-led ceasefire monitoring mechanisms and look forward to a comprehensive report by the Secretary-General with the proposal for effective ceasefire monitoring under the auspices of the United Nations."
The Council also called "for the withdrawal of all foreign fighters and mercenaries from Libya in line with a ceasefire agreement reached by the Libyan parties on the 23rd of October 2020, the commitments of the participants of the Berlin Conference and the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions." The president of Central African Republic has been re-elected for a second term.
The electoral commission says Faustin-Archange Touadera won with more than 53 percent of the vote.
Attacks by rebel groups were launched before and after the election and many fear the violence will continue.