Skhirat - Libyan rival parties signed this Thursday in Skhirat (30 km south of Rabat), the Libyan political agreement to bring the country out of the crisis that broke out three years ago.
Skhirat – Libyan rival parties signed this Thursday in Skhirat (30 km south of Rabat), the Libyan political agreement to bring the country out of the crisis that broke out three years ago.
Libyan rival parties signed this Thursday in Skhirat (30 km south of Rabat), the “Libyan political agreement” to bring the country out of the crisis that broke out three years ago.
The agreement was signed by representatives of all parties taking part in the inter-Libyan dialogue, held under the aegis of the UN support mission in Libya, mainly the Tobrouk agreement (recognized by the international community), the National General Congress, called the Tripoli parliament, independent figures and representatives of the civil society.
Morocco had hosted several UN-sponsored rounds of talks.
The ceremony was held in the presence of UN envoy, head of the United Nations support mission in Libya, Martin Kobler, Moroccan minister of foreign affairs and cooperation Salaheddine Mezouar and Spanish, Italian, Tunisia, Qatari and Turkish foreign ministers as well as several foreign ambassadors.
The agreement will help set up legitimate institutions for a prosperous and united Libya and with large representation of various stakeholders who showed commitment to a new transition with courage, perseverance and determination, said the UN envoy.
Reaching the agreement was no easy task but each party has made concessions”, he noted stressing that any alternative, other than dialogue is destructive.
The UN envoy also called for breaking with past methods and with violence, highlighting the importance of inclusion and openness to manage the new stage.
The international community will continue to support Libya and the new government which should first of all fight terrorism and restore peace and security in the country, he went on.
“The job of the new national union government starts today. A new stage is open for the Libyans”, said Kobler who thanked Morocco for “efforts to host and facilitate these discussions and HM King Mohammed VI who strongly supported the inter-Libyan dialog process”.