On the margins of his visit to Tashkent, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement on 30March on the arrival of the Libyan Presidency Council in Tripoli:
The fact that the Presidency Council has now moved to Tripoli is an important step in the implementation of the peace agreement brokered by the United Nations as regards restoring national order in Libya. All political powers in the country now have a duty to support the Presidency Council and the Government of National Accord in taking up office in a peaceful and orderly manner. The Libyan people have suffered enough from violence and chaos in recent months. Only a unity government can restore security throughout the country, combat terrorism on a permanent basis and improve the country's humanitarian and economic situation.
Germany and Europe stand ready to lend their full support to the Government of National Accord.