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Country : Oriental Republic of Uruguay

Topic : The Situation in Libya

Since the overthrow Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has been in very difficult situations. The absence of aftermath plans towards Libya after NATO intervention might take the part of the blame. Oriental Republic of Uruguay is deeply concerned with the failure of transitional governance arrangements to create a firm political and security situation with central government exercising control over Libya which has precipitated political turmoil and security vacuum. In addition, the human rights violations committed by any armed groups and number of refugees fleeing from Libya have drawn our attention to these issues. Thus, we urge for peaceful and compromising dialogue to solve the issue as soon as possible.

Despite not being involved directly to the dispute, our former President Jose Mujica openly opposed the bombings on civilian infrastructures in Libya done by NATO. In addition, our stance on supporting peaceful dialogue is sustained by the statement made by the former Vice President of Uruguay, Mr. Danilo Astori in the 66th session of General Assembly in 2011, “Uruguay takes pride in its calling to serve the international community in promoting dialogue, understanding and the tireless search for consensus as the most appropriate ways for interaction among its members.” Lastly, we strongly enc...