Libyan Dialogue in Bouznika, Morocco
PERSISMA, Morocco, Bouznika – The sessions of the Libyan dialogue between the delegations of the High Council of State and the Parliament of Tobruk, aimed at maintaining the ceasefire and opening negotiations to end conflicts between the Libyan parties, resumed Monday in the city of Bouznika, 7 September 2020.
The two delegations held the first sessions of this dialogue on Sunday, during which they expressed their wish to reach a consensus which will end the suffering of the Libyan people.
They also welcomed the sincere willingness of the Kingdom of Morocco to create the appropriate fraternal atmosphere so as to find a solution to the Libyan crisis, reach a consensus, ensure the political and economic stability of Libya, end the suffering of the Libyan people and make it possible to move towards the building of a strong and stable state.
Speaking at the opening of the Libyan dialogue, minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita, underlined, Sunday in Bouznika, that the positive dynamics noticed recently in the Libyan issue, especially after the ceasefire and the presentation of initiatives by the Libyan parties, is likely to prepare the ground for moving forward towards a solution to the Libyan crisis.
Bourita insisted that a solution to the Libyan crisis is based on three fundamental principles, namely Libyan patriotism, the conviction that the solution can only be political and the confidence in the capacities of the Libyan High Council of State and the Libyan House of Representatives, as legitimate institutions capable of overcoming hardship and engaging in dialogue for Libya and in the interest of the country, with all the required responsibility.
The Libyan dialogue takes place a few weeks after the visit to Morocco of the President of the Libyan High Council of State, Khaled Al Mechri, and the Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Aguila Salah, following the invitation of the speaker of the Moroccan House of Representatives.
It also follows the visit to Morocco of the Acting Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Stéphanie Williams, as part of the consultations conducted with the Libyan parties, as well as with regional and international partners in order to find a solution to the Libyan crisis.