China's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Zhang Jun praised efforts exerted by Egypt and regional and neighboring countries to promote lasting peace in Libya, <a href="http:\/\/en.people.cn\/n3\/2020\/1120\/c90000-9782508.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">according to China's People Online on Friday<\/a>.\r\n\r\n"China appreciates the efforts made by Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, and other regional and neighboring countries in promoting intra-Libyan political dialogue and welcomes the resumption of the Libyan political dialogue forum," Zhang told the UN Security Council's virtual meeting on Libya.\r\n\r\n"China welcomes the signing of the ceasefire agreement by the parties to the Libyan conflict on Oct. 23 under the framework of the <a href="https:\/\/see.news\/?s=5%2B5+Joint+Military+Commission" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">5+5 Joint Military Commission<\/a>. We appreciate the parties' political will to achieve a ceasefire and the work done by Acting Special Representative (Stephanie) Williams and UNSMIL (United Nations Support Mission in Libya)," Zhang said.\r\n\r\n"Only when the ceasefire agreement is effectively implemented can the hard-won peace be truly consolidated. China calls for an early establishment of a mutually acceptable ceasefire monitoring mechanism," the Chinese envoy added.\r\n\r\nHe also called on the concerned parties to continuously advance political dialogue.\r\n\r\n"China appreciates the efforts made by Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, and other regional and neighboring countries in promoting intra-Libyan political dialogue and welcomes the resumption of the Libyan political dialogue forum," the envoy said.\r\n\r\n"The international community should fully respect the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Libya and persist in promoting a Libyan-led and Libyan-owned political process under the framework of the United Nations," he added.\r\n\r\nZhang said that terrorism in and around Libya remains an important threat to international and regional security.\r\n\r\n"The international community should maintain a high degree of vigilance, strengthen coordination and cooperation to jointly respond to challenges and resolutely combat terrorism in all its forms," he said.\u00a0 "Sanctions should be applied prudently and in a steady manner."\r\n\r\n"We are consistently of the view that sanctions are not an end, but a means, and should always serve the political solution of relevant issues," he said, noting that special efforts should be made to avoid any negative impact on Libya's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.\r\n\r\nThe top Chinese UN diplomat said that the Libyan crisis has been going on for nearly a decade, and "there is now a glimmer of hope."\r\n\r\nHe pointed out that China would continue to work with all parties to help Libya achieve long-term stability, prosperity, and development at an early date.