Prime Minister at High-Level Meeting on Libya
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted a High-Level Meeting on Libya on Tuesday, September 20 on the margins of the UN General Assembly.
Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg delivered the following address during the debate.
Thousands of Libyan civilians have fought for their freedom.
Many have suffered.
The Libyan people have paid a high price.
To rid themselves of dictatorship and oppression.
Norway has played an active role in the international efforts to support you in your struggle.
We support your efforts to include all parties in the future leadership of Libya.
We all know that this is not an easy task.
Particularly in a country emerging from conflict.
And we believe that it is essential to bring women into the political transition process and into public life.
No country can develop an inclusive and democratic way without the full involvement of women.
We support your efforts to create modern rule of law institutions and carry out security sector reform.
We are prepared to assist in any way you find useful.
Norway has particular expertise in financial and resource management in the petroleum sector.
The basis for our own policies is that these resources and the income they generate must benefit the people.
We have noted your insistence on strong Libyan ownership.
We support and admire your clarity and determination.
You have already outlined your priorities.
Now you must tell us what you expect of us.
Norway supports the new UN Mission in Libya.
And we will assist your representative, Ian Martin, in fulfilling his important tasks.
We must ensure an effective and coordinated international engagement.
And we must support the leadership of the Secretary-General and the United Nations.
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