Rabat - Libyan dialogue participants on Saturday night Sign the Libyan Political Agreement at a ceremony in Skhirat, Morocco, which aims to cease fighting and form a unity government.
Rabat – Libyan dialogue participants on Saturday night Sign the Libyan Political Agreement at a ceremony in Skhirat, Morocco, which aims to cease fighting and form a unity government.
“The people of Libya have their eyes on this ceremony, and they are putting their hopes for peace in your hands as you initial a text of a political agreement, the agreement of Skhirat, that we all wish will bring to an end the conflict that has ravaged the country for many months”, U.N. Special Envoy Bernardino Leon told the ceremony attended by Arab and Western diplomats.
“This agreement will bring a step, an important step in the road of peace in Libya,” he stressed, adding that the “the doors will remain open for those who have chosen not to be here,” in an allusion to the Tripoli-based parliament, the General National Congress (GNC), which refused to attend.
“Good progress has been achieved but crucial work remains to be completed in the near future, so that the Libyan people can soon harvest the fruits of peace”, he pointed out, calling on all members of the dialogue to “redouble their commitment and efforts in the spirit of reconciliation and compromise to save their country from the scourge of protracted conflict and agree swiftly on a government of national accord”.
The UN envoy also extended his thanks to Morocco and HM King Mohammed VI “for his generosity, for his support for hospitality, but very specially his role of facilitation which has been so important for all of us”.
“I think we all agree that we could not have found a better place to work together to feel the necessary environment for this work, which hopefully, as I said, will open a new page in the Libyan history”, he pointed out.