The Council was briefed by the UN's special representative for Libya, Martin Kobler, on the Libyan political dialogue and his efforts to support Libyan interlocutors in finding an agreement on a Government of National Accord.
Ministers unanimously supported the results of the international conference in Rome on 13 December 2015, which backed the formation of a national unity government in Libya and pledged economic and security support to help stabilise the country. They emphasised the need to keep the process open, before and after the signing of the agreement, in order to broaden support for it.
The Council asked its services to prepare, over the coming days, the initial measures for humanitarian and economic support and the provision of local and municipal services, so as to ensure they are in place as soon as an agreement has been signed.
The Council adopted conclusions on Iraq.