Panafrican News Agency

Libyan Interior Minister welcomes UN's willingness to bring Libyans together

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Interior Minister of the internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), Fathi Bachagha, has affirmed the readiness of the ministry to use its full potential to end all bloodshed in the war-torn North African country.

He also praised the efforts of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to bring the Libyan parties together and put an end to the political crisis.

The UNSMIL announced on Saturday the resumption of the inclusive Forum of Political Talks in Tunisia in early November, after intensive consultations at Libyans' meetings in Morocco, Switzerland and Egypt, which led to progress towards a consensus in favour of an intra-Libyan political dialogue.

In a tweet posted on Sunday after the launch of consultations on the constitutional process in Libya in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, under the auspices of the UN, Bachaghan said: "We will use all the capacities of the Ministry of Interior to make every effort to stop the bloodshed, restore security and political stability and support a comprehensive peace in Libya."

He also commended the efforts of UNSMIL and efforts of the Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Libya, Mrs. Stephanie Williams, to bring the Libyan parties together and end the political crisis in Libya.

"The positive attitude of neighbouring countries and all countries supporting peace in Libya has had a tangible impact on the progress of the talks and the return of hope for a way out of the crisis," he added.

Mr. Bachagha also expressed his hope that these efforts will lead to "a transition from the stage of military adventures to a stage of political settlement that ensures peace and stability for all".

On Sunday, the work of the meeting of the constitutional component began in Cairo, under the auspices of the United Nations and with the participation of delegations from the Libyan High Council of State in Tripoli and Parliament in the east.

This meeting comes a few days after an agreement in Morocco between the Parliament and the Libyan High Council of State on the criteria for filling sovereign positions in Libya.

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