Panafrican News Agency

Morocco lauds permanent ceasefire between Libyan parties

Rabat, Morocco (PANA) – The Moroccan minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad, Nasser Bourita, on Saturday said that his country hails the signing of the ceasefire deal concluded between Libyan parties describing it as "a very positive step" and "very good news".

The head of the Moroccan diplomacy, who was speaking at a joint news briefing with the Speaker of the Libyan Parliament based in the east, Aguila Salah, said that Morocco congratulates all Libyan parties for signing the deal.

It also congratulated the United Nations for this "new gain" and called on all parties to respect its terms that are likely to create a favourable atmosphere to move a political solution forward.

Mr Bourita underlined the positive dynamic recorded at all levels, as well in terms of a political dialogue.

Through its conception, its approach and its form, the intra-Libyan dialogue in the Moroccan city of Bouznika was "qualitative progress" to bring Libyans together, far from foreign interferences. The Libyans themselves, he said, decided on the composition of delegations, agenda and rules of the dialogue and its outcomes.

He added that Morocco appreciates all positions and initiatives Mr. Salah that created positive dynamism for the resolution of the crisis.

Mr Bourita underlined that the visit to Morocco of the Speaker is made within the framework of Morocco’s permanent contact with Libyans, in accordance with the instructions of King Mohamed VI to listen to all Libyans and give unconditional support to all for a solution to the crisis in Libya.

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