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Libyan dialogue ends with decisive consensus on Libyan crisis, says Moroccan FM

Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The Moroccan minister of Foreign Affairs, African cooperation and Moroccans living abroad, Nasser Bourita, Tuesday welcomed the consensus reached by delegations of the Libyan High Council of State and Parliament at the end of their talks in Bouznika.

He described the second session of the Libyan Bouznika talks as a ‘decisive consensus’ on the choice for the criteria of appointment and nomination to government positions in Libya in accordance with Article 15 of the Skhirat deal.

Speaking in a news conference at the end of the second session of the Libyan dialogue that began on Friday, Bourita said the consensus was consigned in minutes that would be presented to the chairmen of the High Council of State and the Parliament based in Tobruk.

He praised the positive spirit that prevailed among the delegations during the dialogue.

He said the first pillar of this process was represented first in “the outstanding sport of King Mohamed VI to achieve stability in Libya, a country that must be withdrawn from the crisis in which it is plunged for years".

He said the vision of King Mohamed VI was based on “unconditional support for the Libyan brothers in all their initiatives to reach consensus and solution to the crisis".

The second pillar, according to the minister, is represented by the fact that Morocco will remain a host land “for all Libyan brothers without discrimination”, indicating that "our position is positive neutrality to help them overcome the obstacles and turn the page of divergences".

Bourita said the third pillar was represented by the fact that the dialogue was “Libyan-Libyan and not a dialogue around Libya, established by the Libyans without influence or interference, which is fundamental element in the sense that it paves the way for the Libyans to reach consensus".

He said the two delegations who took part in the Bouznika dialogue proved that “this approach is efficient and confirmed that Libya does not need sponsorship or intervention".

Among the pillars of the success of the Libyan dialogue is also the fact that the talks are conducted by two legal institutions, that is to say the High Council of State and the Parliament regarded as ‘two fundamental cores’ for any solution in Libya.

Bourita also underlined the importance of the will expressed by the two delegations who bore “the higher interest and responsibility in these days, as well as the search for consensus on all divergences".

According to him, the dynamic created by the sessions of the Libyan Bouznika dialogue will be fundamental element to achieve progress in other domains.

He reaffirmed the intention of the members of the two delegations: "We are waiting for you very shortly to carry on this dialogue that will enable to move forward to solutions to all issues concerning the Libyan people and find solution to the crisis in this country".

The second round of the Bouznika dialogue was marked by the sharing of the minutes of the deal between Fawzi Al-Agab, chairman of the delegation of the Libyan High Council of State, and Youssef Al-Agouri, chairman of the delegation of the Chamber of Representatives in the eastern city of Tobruk.

The minute contains the consensus which the two delegations reached during the first and second sessions and will be made available for the two institutions to move to the reorganization of the government institutions. 

The second session of the Libyan dialogue, which was held a month after the first one from 6 to 10 September, was crowned by inclusive consensus on the mechanisms for the criteria on the choices of the government positions for institutions in accordance with Article 15 of the Skhirat deal signed in December 2015.

The government positions set by the Skhirat concern the Governor of the Libyan Central Bank, the president of the Public accountancy, the president of the administrative control service, the chairman of the authority of fight against corruption, the chairman and members of the higher electoral commission, the president of the Supreme Court and the Secretary-General. 

According to the final communiqué of the Libyan Bouznika talks, "the achievements from the sessions of the dialogue held in Morocco between the two delegations are basis on which we can focus to ensure the country’s stability and end the division of institutions".

The Libyan dialogue in Morocco aims to provide the necessary conditions and create a conducive environment to reach inclusive political solution in Libya, fulfil the dream of the Libyan people and its aspirations to establish democratic civilian government where peace, security and stability prevail. 


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