Panafrican News Agency

Top UN official in Libya, Arab League chief stress importance of Libyan elections

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit and the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on Libya, Stephanie Williams, have an a meeting held in Cairo agreed on the importance of holding elections in Libya.

A statement issued by the Arab League, following the meeting on Sunday, said they stressed the need to continue intra-Libyan talks on military, security and economic issues at the same pace before the postponement of the 24 December presidential election.

It said the Secretary-General of the Arab League stressed the importance of continuing consultation and coordination to accompany Libyans to complete the requirements of the current political stage, leading to elected institutions.

Efforts are currently under way with consultations between the various Libyan institutions to reach a consensus on a roadmap leading to elections as soon as possible.

In this context, Parliament will hold a plenary session on Monday to discuss the electoral process and find ways to remove the obstacles that have hampered the organisation of election.

Meanwhile, Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra, who is on a visit to Cairo, reviewed the Libyan situation with Ms. Williamns.

A tweet published by Lamamra said they also discussed coordination and support for UN efforts to end the crisis in Libya and preserve its unity and sovereignty.

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