News story: Foreign Secretary marks fourth anniversary of the Libyan Revolution

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The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:


On the fourth anniversary of the 17 February Revolution, I pay tribute to those Libyans who lost their lives in pursuit of a better Libya. Efforts must continue to realise the aspirations of the revolution. The murder of Egyptian Coptic Christians by ISIL-affiliated extremists underlines the urgency of this work, and strengthens our determination to work with partners to counter the terrorist threat to Libya and the region.

The goals of the revolution will only be achieved through political dialogue that accommodates all parties in Libya. For this reason, I call upon all Libyans to support and engage with the efforts of the UN to bring about a lasting political settlement that is underpinned by a new constitution that enshrines human rights for all Libyan citizens.
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