Panafrican News Agency

CEN-SAD welcomes inter-Libyan agreements concluded in Morocco

N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) - The Community of Sahelo-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) has welcomed the agreements reached between the delegations of the High Council of State and the Libyan House of Representatives (Parliament), resulting from the 2nd round of the inter-Libyan dialogue in Bouznika, Morocco.

In a statement, CEN-SAD said it had followed with satisfaction the conclusion, on Tuesday, of the second round of Bouznika negotiations between the Libyan parties under the aegis of Morocco, while welcoming the agreement reached on "the mechanisms and the criteria for the selection of incumbents to senior positions of sovereign institutions as set out in article 15 of the Skhirat agreement signed in December 2015 ".

It also praised "the firm will of all parties to overcome the current political divisions, in the best interest of the Libyan nation, as well as their commitment to now take as a reference document for a comprehensive agreement, the Libyan Political Agreement of Skhirat of 2015 and the conclusions of the Berlin Conference on Libya in 2020".

CEN-SAD also reiterated its highest appreciation to Morocco for "the impetus given to the inter-Libyan dialogue, for its constant support to the Libyan parties, further proof of the constructive engagement of Morocco, appreciated and welcomed, both in bilateral and multilateral plan, for peace, security and socio-economic development in Africa ".

CEN-SAD also congratulated the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad, Nasser Bourita, "for the fruitful support of these inter-Libyan talks", strongly supporting his appeal to the international community for active and coordinated support for the process of peace and national reconciliation in Libya.

The Community of Sahelo-Saharan States renewed its readiness to support the Libyan parties in the implementation of this "Bouznika consensus", a pledge of peace and stability in Libya and the entire Sahelo-Saharan region, the statement concluded.