Political unrest in Libya

Media release

10 May 2013

Australia remains concerned about recent political unrest in Libya that threatens to disrupt the country's democratic transition.

The Australian Government is especially concerned about militia groups' recent besieging of government ministries in Tripoli.

Australia calls on all parties in Libya to respect democratic processes and the rule of law.

The Australian Government underlines its support for the transitional government of President Magarief and encourages the Libyan authorities to continue their commitment to Libya's democratic development.

Australia will continue to work with the international community to support reform efforts in Libya, including through the UN Security Council.

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