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Statement by Ambassador LIU Jieyi at the Security Council after Voting on the Resolution on Libya


(Photo by Li Muzi, Xinhua News Agency)

Preventing the flow of illicit weapons into Libya affects the peace, security and stability of Libya and related regions. China supports the international community in taking effective measures to implement the provisions of the Council’s resolutions as they relate to the arms embargo in Libya and, in particular, in terms of severing the channels and networks used by terrorist organizations to smuggle and acquire weapons.

It is China’s hope that countries will fully and appropriately implement resolution 2292 (2016), comply with the related principles of international law, and respect the sovereignty, legitimate rights and interests of flag States. The measures taken by countries in implementing the resolution should not prejudice the exclusive jurisdiction of the flag States over the related vessels. The inspection of related vessels should be undertaken only with the consent of the flag States and in accordance with the resolution.

China hopes that the various Libyan parties will resolve their differences as soon as possible through negotiation, restore peace, security and stability to the country, and combine their efforts in order to meet the challenges in the security field.

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